Hudson, NY: Hudson Hall is proud to announce the winners of the 2018 Winter Walk Window Decorating Contest. Now in its 20th year, the contest celebrates the creativity and ingenuity of Hudson’s independent retailers, restaurants and galleries on the eve of the city’s largest, liveliest and most colorful event of the year.
The ‘Best Overall’ prize is awarded to FINCH Hudson. Created by luxury fashion leader Andrew Arrick (whose resume boasts work for design houses Yves Saint Laurent, Celine, Carolina Herrera and Vera Wang), and husband Michael Hofemann, FINCH Hudson’s window features two festive scenes reflecting heaven and earth with a distinctly upstate style.
The ‘Best Newcomer’ award goes to fashion, accessories, and contemporary art retailer Mikel Hunter, who opened a second location of his Martha’s Vineyard in Hudson last year. Hunter’s window brings rock’n’roll to the holidays with stylishly dressed characters and a festive bow-covered motorcycle.
The judges also gave a ‘Special Appreciation’ award to The City of Hudson in recognition of its long-time support of Winter Walk, and the tireless efforts of City employees who have helped make this beloved winter event a success for 22 years.
2018 Winter Walk Window Decorating Contest Winners List:
Best Overall Window:
FINCH Hudson (555 Warren Street)
In order of geographic location:
The Rosery on Warren (238 Warren Street)
source adage (314 Warren Street)
The Gilded Owl (318 Warren Street)
Most Magical (exterior/interior)
The Artisan Shop at Camphill Hudson (360 Warren Street)
Best Use Of Lights
Vince Mulford Antiques (417-419 Warren Street)
La Maison Supreme Ltd. (431 Warren Street)
TK Home & Garden (441 Warren Street)
Five and Diamond Vintage (502 Columbia Street)
Best Second Story
Emma Sandall’s Dancing Snowflake Projections (521 Warren Street)
Best Newcomer (533 Warren Street)
Best Empty Shop
602 Warren Street
Arenskjold Antiques Art (605 Warren Street)
The Bee’s Knees (725 Warren Street)
ABOUT WINTER WALK
Winter Walk is a free community event that brings upwards of 20,000 to Hudson’s historic downtown the first Saturday in December. Produced by Hudson Hall, Winter Walk is possible thanks to the City of Hudson, and with generous support from Taconic Biosciences, the Columbia Economic Development Corporation, Five Star Urgent Care, Harney & Sons Fine Teas, Columbia Memorial Health, Fingar Insurance, media partner Columbia Greene Media, media sponsors The Berkshire Edge, Rural Intelligence, WGXC and 98.5 The Cat, and other local businesses on Warren Street and vicinity. For more information and full schedule of events, visit hudsonhall.org or phone Hudson Hall at (518) 822-1438.
ABOUT HUDSON HALL
Hudson Hall is a cultural beacon in the Hudson Valley, offering a dynamic year-round schedule of music, theater, dance, literature, workshops for youth and adults, as well as family programs and large-scale community events such as Winter Walk. Located in a historic landmark that houses New York State’s oldest surviving theater, Hudson Hall underwent a full restoration and reopened to the public in April 2017 for the first time in over 55 years. The newly restored Hudson Hall reflects Hudson’s rich history in a modern facility that welcomes residents and visitors from throughout our local community, across the nation, and around the globe.