Vacant Windows Shine

Brittany Tripp Windows

 

Artist Brittany Tripp is making passerby look twice these days in downtown Aurora. Tripp, of Aurora, is helping to make some empty downtown storefronts shine with her posters that are a local take off of the new Broadway series at Paramount Theatre this year.

A vacant window on New York Street’s restaurant row shows off the first two pieces in Tripp’s series. A soaring Mary Poppins in front of the historic Leland Tower and “Who’s Who” features the silhouettes of a few landmark downtown buildings including the Aurora Fire Regional Museum.

Tripp was commissioned by the all-volunteer Vacant Window Project led by Marissa Amoni since 2012. Thanks to funding through Aurora Downtown, Tripp’s artwork is able to fill some of downtown’s windows.

Look for the next two in Tripp’s series coming soon to downtown windows.

Paramount Theatre’s Broadway series kicks off with “Cats” on Sept. 10 and runs through Oct. 12. Visit www.paramountaurora.com or call (630) 896-6666 for tickets.