Paint the Aves

MSU students groups and downtown East Lansing businesses are invited to participate in the 2nd Annual Paint the Aves competition during MSU Homecoming Week 2016. Paint the Aves is a friendly window painting competition in which participating MSU student groups will paint participating downtown business windows with this year’s MSU Homecoming theme in mind: “Spartans For Life.” Community members are encouraged to come downtown and check out the paintings throughout MSU Homecoming Week!

Cost & Supplies
It's free! There is no cost to participate and a number of painting and cleaning supplies will be provided to each team. Teams will be provided with tempera paint, paper towels, window cleaner, sponge paint applicators and paint trays to be utilized when painting the windows.

Student teams can paint their window anytime between Monday, Oct. 10 at 8 a.m. and Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 5 p.m. The window paintings will be judged the evening of Tuesday, Oct. 11. The paintings will remain on the windows until Sunday, Oct 16. 

To register, please download the Business Participation Agreement (PDF) and the Student Group Participation Agreement (PDF). Additional information is provided.

Community Judging
The window paintings will be judged by a five-member group consisting of representatives from the City of East Lansing and MSU. Community members will also be able to vote for their favorite window painting on e-Town Hall.