Housy Windows Project

The Housatonic elementary school opened in 1909.

It closed in 2004, and later, broken windows were boarded up.

CPC organized community artists to reimagine the boarded-up windows.

Artists approached the project from their unique points of view…

…representing a wide range of styles, ages, and backgrounds…

…including kids that might have attended the school if it remained open.

Through community and the arts the project has given an abandoned space a new life.

Housy Windows Project

In the summer of 2023, the Center for Peace through Culture (CPC) organized the Housy Windows Project, a public art project that engaged over 30 Berkshires artists to reimagine the boarded up windows of an abandoned school building in Housatonic and transform the spaces with inspiring works of art. CPC provided artists pre-cut canvases and studio space for them to create their original work. The artwork will remain in place for public view until new development of the building begins (expected late Fall, 2023). Below is a partial list of participating artists and their stories: