Newtown is once again celebrating Halloween in artistic fashion. Saturday, October 22nd is the date for Newtown Halloween Art Scene, on State Street in the borough, and Sycamore Street and some of the shopping areas in the township.
The Newtown tradition of painting State Street store windows with Halloween scenes dates back to the 1950’s. The practice lapsed for a while after the turn of this century, but some Newtown businesspeople started it back up in 2009.
Two local artists and residents, Jackie Kaizar and Karen Lawler, participated in that window painting and offered to help expand the event the following year. And the Newtown Halloween Art Scene has grown and expanded every year since!
“Our kids painted windows in the 70’s, we painted windows and now our grandkids are painting windows,” said Jackie. “It’s awesome to see the tradition continue and it’s so fun to see other artists and families get involved every year.”