Rotary Club of Downers Grove to Host Annual Halloween Window Painting Event


Last updated 10/17/2022 at 8:58pm

On Saturday, October 22 from 9 a.m. to noon, the Rotary Club of Downers Grove and the Downtown Management Corporation will host its annual Halloween Window Painting Event in downtown Downers Grove. The event is intended for children in K-6th grade. The family event has been a tradition since 1966.

"The Halloween Window Painting Event has been around so long that some parents are bringing their own grandchildren to participate as the third generation of artists!" said Ann Hattan, president of the Rotary Club of Downers Grove. "Over 1,000 children participated in last year's event and were proud to have their artwork prominently displayed in downtown Downers Grove."

Paint will be supplied to participants courtesy of the Rotary Club of Downers Grove and the Downtown Management Corporation. Paint brushes will be provided courtesy of Beil & Stromberg Insurance. Paint and brushes will be available while supplies last. Please bring paper towels and water and other items you may want to have available for the kids.

Water-based paints are the only type of paints permitted. Paint may be applied to the glass portion of the window only. Dark paints can't be used over large areas of the windows.

Pick up your paint, brush and drop off any of the following items for the FISH Food Pantry: paper products, sugar, flour, salt, SPAM, soups, body wash, and cooking oil on Saturday morning at Downers Grove Downtown Management office at 933A Curtiss Street or in front of Ballydoyle on Main Street where Navigate Adolescence will be hosting a Fall Fundraiser from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. with coffee, hot chocolate and fresh hot donuts. Per person suggested donation is $5.

The Rotary Club of Downers Grove supports causes in and around Downers Grove, including local non-profit organizations, as well as awarding student scholarships. For additional information please visit our website at


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