Designs unveiled for Dunwoody’s Storefront Art Exhibit

A total of 15 Dunwoody High School students were chosen to add a creative touch to the Dunwoody Village through this temporary public art exhibit.

The Storefront Art exhibit returns to Dunwoody with 15 Dunwoody High School (DHS) students presenting their final canvases during a kickoff event at the DHS campus. Storefront Art is a program of Dunwoody Economic Development that features student artwork that will be displayed in the windows of businesses in the Dunwoody Village for up to three months.

“The Storefront Art Exhibit ties together three priorities: supporting small businesses, partnering with our schools, and embracing public art,” said Dunwoody Mayor Lynn Deutsch. “I am so pleased that we are continuing this project, and I can’t wait to share these students’ works with the community.”

More than 70 students from DHS submitted 85 creative and competitive designs in March. Business owners and managers then ranked their preferred artwork, and the 15 pieces with the highest points were chosen for this exhibit. The designs were approved by the Dunwoody Art Commission in April. The City will award the selected students $200 each for materials and work.

“We appreciate our partnership with the City of Dunwoody, and we’re proud of the leadership provided by our outstanding teachers in visual arts,” said DHS Principal Tom Bass. “Storefront Art opens doors for our students and showcases their talents to the entire community.”

Several designs from the 2022 and 2023 Storefront Art exhibits are now on display as part of Dunwoody’s Green Light Art project, which features original canvases that were digitized, printed, and wrapped onto traffic light boxes across the city. In addition, 13 paintings from last year’s exhibit are currently featured along a new art wall inside Perimeter Mall at the entrance between Maggiano’s and Macy’s.

“With Storefront Art, we aim to draw more visitors and foot traffic to the Dunwoody Village,” said Dunwoody Business and Cultural Development Manager Rosemary Watts. “This year’s designs will be eligible for future installations of the Green Light project. We’ll also be able to add them to the new Perimeter Mall exhibit.”

Here are the participating student artists: Bobbi Allen, Brinkley Parrish, Clara Green, Elder Coria, Stella Cronin, Elizabeth Buckareff, Hannah Hazen, Harrison Flynt, Jenna McJunkin, Jeston Huang, Lilah Paradice, Lydia Bizzell, Magadhi Sathyanarayanan, Mira Walter, and Nia Elekwachi.

Here are the participating businesses: Big Frog Custom T-Shirts, Enchanted Forest, Royal Spice, CrossFit Dunwoody, The Whole Tooth, Chupito’s, The Music Class, Budi’s Sushi, Dunwoody Prep, Functionize, Christine Scott Dentistry, Village Orthodontics, Karate Atlanta, Dunwoody Ace Hardware, and Alloy Personal Training.