‘Windows for Women’ opens in Maplewood in celebration of Women’s History Month

Photo Courtesy of Nicole Dooskin Wallace
Pictured are artist Maria Savidis-Markatos, left, and business owner Valerie Braverman.

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — This March, Maplewood will resemble a townwide art gallery as some of Maplewood’s storefronts transform into exhibit spaces for the return of “Windows for Women.” This month-long event creates partnerships between women business owners and women artists to showcase original art pieces. 

In celebration of Women’s History Month, 31 women-owned businesses have partnered with 32 women artists to display a variety of art across Maplewood. With the goal of women lifting women, “Windows for Women” gives residents and visitors the opportunity to support women-owned businesses and women artists at the same time. 

“Last year, the program was very well-received by business owners, artists and residents, and we are thrilled to be bringing it back again this year,” Maplewood Village Alliance manager Cat Delett said. “‘Windows for Women’ lives at that distinctly SOMA crossroads where local shopping and dining meets supporting the arts.” 

Women-owned businesses are participating across three of Maplewood’s business districts: Maplewood Village, Springfield Avenue and Ridgewood Row. Visitors can view or download a map at the event webpage at https://maplewoodvillagenj.com/calendar/windows-for-women, which lists the participating businesses and links to the artists. 

“‘Windows for Women’ is a fun opportunity to take a tour of Maplewood’s women-owned businesses and view — and maybe purchase — art created by local artists,” Springfield Avenue Partnership Executive Director Nicole Dooskin Wallace said. 

The Windows for Women project is a joint project by Maplewood Village Alliance and Springfield Avenue Partnership in collaboration with SOMA Celebrates Women.