Art Dirt: The Art of Window Displays

by Glasstire January 31, 2021
Katie Pell Window Works at Artpace San Antonio

A show of works by Katie Pell in Artpace’s Window Works Gallery in 2015. San Antonio. Photo: Mark Menjivar

Christina Rees and Brandon Zech discuss artists’ use of windows as makeshift galleries and question if cities should force businesses to put art in empty storefronts.

“To be fined for not putting art in your windows — that concept honestly blows my mind… it’s the opposite of what we’re used to.”

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