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PIQUA — Downtown Piqua’s annual arts event, Taste of the Arts, will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year and festival organizers are hoping the entire community will join in the celebration. To get businesses involved the first-ever community-wide window decorating contest has been launched and Mainstreet Piqua is hopeful that businesses from throughout the community will participate.


“We receive extraordinary support from throughout the Piqua Community for this event,” says Mainstreet Piqua Director Lorna Swisher. “We are hopeful that many businesses, located throughout the community, will help us celebrate this exciting milestone.”


The theme of the window decorating contest is very simple - we are turning 20! So business windows can be themed for a birthday party, art, food or some variation of all of those! The contest is open to any business in the 45356 zip code. The Taste of the Arts event is set for Friday, May 16 so the windows should be decorated by Friday, May 9. Businesses wishing to participate should call or email the Mainstreet Piqua office by Wednesday, May 7, to advise they are participating in the contest and provide address, contact information, etc.


The winner of the Taste of the Arts 20th Anniversary Window Decorating Contest will win hundreds of dollars in advertising from local media outlets including the Piqua Daily Call, WPTW and My Miami County. A photo of the winning business window will also appear on the Mainstreet Piqua web page www.mainstreetpiqua.com, the Taste of the Arts website, www.piquatasteofthearts.com, and the Mainstreet Piqua facebook page www.facebook.com/mainstreetpiqua.


Those with questions can contact Lorna at Mainstreet Piqua 773-9355 or email mainstreetpiqua@woh.rr.com.

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