Happy Holidays from Main Street Shakopee! We invite you to come downtown to celebrate with us this year! Stroll through historic downtown Shakopee and enjoy holiday window displays. Vote for your favorite between Dec 5-22, winner announced Dec 23!
Thank you to everyone who toured the holiday displays this season and voted in the Main Street Shakopee window decorating contest! Also, thank you to the businesses that decked their windows this year. We received hundreds of comments in the comment section of the online voting site!
Ian Chisholm, the artist behind the winning window, echoes the voters’ comments saying, “Downtown looks really beautiful right now! My walk to work is my favorite part of the day – seeing all of the festive decorations.” Chisholm has been working at the eCig Store of Shakopee downtown location for seven months now. “I really like downtown,” he says, “It has a kind of nostalgic feel. I walk just one block and always see someone I know to wave at.”
Chisholm tried to capture the look at feel of downtown Shakopee by hand-painting a wintertime scene from a photo of the Minnesota Riverfront he found while gathering ideas after the store entered the contest. Altogether the scene took about eleven hours to paint.
After seeing the poll update on December 18, the staff set up a voting booth in the store. “We had so much fun with it! Tons of people were out doing their holiday shopping, especially on Monday, so many people stopped in and gave us their vote!” says Chisholm.
Great job, Ian and the crew at eCig Store of Shakopee!
To get involved contact:
Main Street Coordinator