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Downtown Boulder Spring Window Painting Program 

Saturday, April 15, 2023* | 10 am - 6 pm | Various Downtown Businesses 

Example image from downtown Lafayette K-8 (CO) window painting program. 

Join your friends and peers for a day of painting and fun!

To wrap up Boulder Arts Week (April 7 - 15, 2023) and lead into the Tulip Fairy & Elf Festival, Downtown Boulder Partnership (DBP) is hosting the Spring Window Painting Program. Modeled after a popular window painting event that happens every fall in downtown Lafayette, K-12 students are invited to adorn participating business window fronts with spring-themed (think flowers and nature scenes) paintings.

Have questions? Contact us

Interested in volunteering on paint day to support this awesome activity?  Sign-up to Volunteer.

*Rain date is Sunday, April 16, 2023.

Student Sign-Up Details 

Students will be assigned a space (2 ft x 2 ft square area which will be pre-taped and numbered) on windows at participating downtown businesses.  Window assignments are limited. Tickets will be available until March 24th or until they sell out, so grab yours today!

The $10 Basic Ticket includes*:

  • A window assignment at a participating downtown business (2 ft x 2 ft square area which will be pre-taped and numbered)
  • A drop-cloth (4 ft x 5 ft)
  • Painters tape (to secure drop cloth, etc.)
  • A trash bag (for personal trash)

Optional: $28 Add-On available and it includes:

  • Acrylic Paints (A set of 16 bold colors, 2 fluid ounces each)
  • Brushes (10 pack of small all-purpose paint brushes in a variety of sizes and 1 foam brush)
  • Paint Palette Tray
  • Rags
  • Cup for water

Please Note: You must purchase the Basic Ticket to then include the add-on supplies for a total of $38. Left-over supplies are yours to keep!

*If you choose only the Basic Ticket, you will need to provide your own supplies. Please make sure you have everything on this supply list.

A limited number of scholarships for BOTH basic tickets and supplies are available - please contact us for more details. 

Purchase Tickets

supply list

Lista de Materiales

Check-In & Window Assignments 

On Saturday, April 15th, you will receive your window assignment (a map with your number circled), basic supplies and the add-on supplies (if purchased) upon check-in at the Downtown Boulder Visitor Information Center (1303 Pearl Street) between 9 -10 am.

Please review the instruction sheet carefully before beginning your painting and make sure that your window assignment number matches the number on your pre-taped painting area. Please go inside the business when you arrive and introduce yourself. 

Paintings will stay on business windows until Mother's Day and will be removed shortly thereafter. All paintings must be completed within the 10 am - 6 pm time frame on Saturday, April 15th. A few artist mentors will be walking around to paint sites and assisting painters throughout the day. We recommend that parents please supervise younger participants throughout the painting process. If you have any questions you can stop back by the Visitor Information Center or call 303-417-1365.

Instruction Sheet