Halloween window painting downtown opened to families

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The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed Los Altos’ annual Halloween window painting event, above, into a virtual activity.

Due to the pandemic, the annual Halloween window painting event in downtown Los Altos has been transformed into a virtual activity, according to the Los Altos Recreation and Community Services department.

Rather than sponsoring a contest, organizers said this year’s event has been opened to families. There are 19 slots available  for families – one family per slot – to paint the storefront windows of participating businesses. Currently, there are four slots still available. Participants are encouraged to create a Halloween-themed window with a positive message.

Painting is scheduled to take place Thursday, Friday and Saturday. On Saturday, families will be asked to take a picture with their artwork and send to city staff. The pictures will be posted on the Recreation and Community Services department’s website.

A full set of painting times, rules and regulations is available online at Window assignments will be made by the Recreation and Community Services department.

Participating businesses, with support from the Los Altos Village Association, include: Aldo’s; A Runner’s Mind; Baskin-Robbins; Hygia Nails and Spa; IKB Design; Kua Body; Le Boulanger; LuLu’s; Paperwhirl; Pet’s Delight; Pompeii; Skateworks; Spot Pizza; Uncommon Threads; and Webtown Drycleaners.

For more information, call 947-2790 or visit

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