It’s almost February and, for many, this means the last stretch of winter before warmer weather, longer days and an ease from the winter blues.
February can still be dreary, however, so it’s always important to look out for small, COVID-safe events you can participate in, especially ones that bring that cozy community feel.
Window Wanderland is pleased to announce its return to James Bay after a year-long hiatus, bringing a walkthrough gallery experience to the neighbourhood.
Window Wanderland began in England, when Lucy Reeves Khan, out for a walk in her community, dreamed up the idea.
After experiencing years of isolation after chronic illness, Khan sought to create an event that would help to reduce social isolation and foster a sense of community in her area.
Soon, the event grew in popularity, spreading across the world and James Bay was the first place in North America to participate!
Here’s how it works:
Everyone in James Bay is invited to decorate a window, whether it be the window of your home, apartment, business or car!
Wanderlands are organized by local volunteers and are provided with affordable Toolkits to bring their visions to life.
Once the windows are complete, the streets of James Bay will be transformed into a walkthrough gallery, bringing the community together, which is incredibly important at this time.
On the evenings of February 25th to 27th, take a physically distanced stroll or drive through the neighbourhood to experience all the artwork coming together.
It is outdoors, COVID-safe and creative!
For more information on James Bay’s Window Wanderland, including how to register to join in on the fun you can visit the neighbourhood’s event page.
- Where: All over James Bay
- When: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., February 25th, 26th and 27th