Holiday window displays throughout Pittsburgh support local causes, artists

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PITTSBURGH — Let’s take a walk down memory lane. Remember when the sidewalk in front of the Kaufmann’s building downtown filled up with people? Everyone wanted to check out the holiday window displays.

The windows are now empty. But other windows are coming to life this year, and they’re are doing more than just spreading holiday cheer.

“To see a little bit of magic like spotting the Pierogies,” said Kelly Sanders, co-owner of Love, Pittsburgh. “There’s so many great storefronts down here that just need a little bit of holiday magic.”

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If you walk by the location on Liberty Avenue, you’ll notice all these ornaments, created by a local artist Katy Dement, in the window. It’s just one of 13 businesses decorated for the holidays by 13 artists.

It’s part of The Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership’s latest initiative to bring people into the city and an effort to help local businesses.

“It’s definitely been a tough year for us. But luckily the messaging has been to support local businesses, and because we are a local business that carries more than 100 small businesses people have been coming to us,” Sanders said.

Some of the other businesses participating include Nicholas Coffee & Tea Co., Fresh Nostalgia and Heinz Healey’s. You get to pick who has the best display.

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