Villagers Create Amazing Nighttime Window Displays to Cheer Up Neighbors

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Cotswald villagers have been busy creating colorful nighttime window displays to cheer up the neighbors’ on their daily walks during lockdown.

Around 500 windows in the picturesque English town of Wotton-under-Edge have been transformed, with residents decorating their windows in bright, ornate, and often touching designs.


200 spots in the community have signed up for the Wotton Window Wanderland event. This year’s theme? Celebrating Community. The aim? Raising people’s spirits in lockdown.

Organized by Martin Clarke, this is thought to currently be the country’s biggest outdoor art show.

Let’s take a look at some of the best of artworks.

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And let’s hope—maybe this show will inspire other places around the world to put on their own Covid-safe, community-friendly art galleries. What do you think?

If you’d like to learn how to make similar window displays, you could look up Japanese paper lightbox art online (there are tutorials on Pinterest). Get ready to be inspired.

Whimsy and birds in flight have been delighting local residents…


Through visual reminders that it’s the simple things that matter…


Like music and art, dancing and drawing…


And the healing power of nature…


Let’s all remember small joys, every moment we can…


As much as we can.


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