Northwest Community Bank, headquartered in Winsted, CT, is partnering with Friends of Main Street-Winsted to announce 'It's Snowing On Main Street!' Starting at the corner of East End Park and Route 44, you cannot miss the large beautiful white snowflakes appearing all along Main Street – each one different and unique (65+ snowflakes down Main Street one mile long – from McGranes On The Green to Little Red Barn Brewers). This is Friends of Main Street’s largest effort to date to carry the holiday season from our historic green down our Main Street.
Northwest Community Bank has been a sponsor of Friends of Main Street-Winsted (FOMS) since its inception over two decades ago. For many years, the Bank has sponsored our Summer Concert Series, which unfortunately had to be canceled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. When asked if they would support repurposing their concert funding to decorate Main Street for the holidays – their answer was,” Of course, yes!”
“We could not have asked a greater supporter of our town during such challenging times for businesses,” said Fran Delaney, President of Friends of Main Street-Winsted.
What is your favorite snowflake?
Last year a member of Friends of Main Street saw a four-story building in Meriden with all of its large windows painted with snowflakes and reached out to their Economic Development Commission for the artist who painted the building. The artist, Michael Genovese, a sign painter in West Hartford, CT, calls these painted snowflakes a Symphony of Snowflakes, #symphonyofsnowflakes. “We are so grateful that he is sharing his artistry on our storefronts for the holidays,” said Town of Winchester Selectman Candace Bouchard. To add to the festivities along Main Street this holiday season, the Winchester Economic Development Commission recently announced the ribbon-cutting for a new shop, Plant Life Aficionado, at 60 Main Street on December 9 at 3:00 pm. Also, two new restaurants are slated to open on Main Street: Lee’s All American Family Diner is now open at 108 Main Street, and the Railway Cafe, formerly located in the center of Canaan, will open at its new location at 580 Main Street (formerly the Cafe de Olla) early in the new year.
Michael Genovese, a sign painter in West Hartford, CT, painted 65+ snowflakes down Winsted's mile long Main Street for the 2020 holidays!
Artists help us to see the world in new or innovative ways • Artists make a visual record of the people, places, and events of their time and place. Artists make functional objects and structures (buildings) more pleasurable and elevate them or imbue them with meaning.