Kendall just got a bit more colorful. 

On Saturday, October 28th, dozens of Cambridge families came to Kendall Square as the KSA hosted its first-ever Kendall Community Window Painting. Equipped with tempera paint, some brushes, and science- and nature-inspired designs, local students decorated Kendall Square with a display that is certain to bring a smile to any face.

The young (and the young at heart!) joined in the day’s fun as families painted side-by-side along Main Street’s towering buildings. The sun was shining and smiles were beaming all around. This event united broader Cambridge community members as they created a more colorful Kendall, together.

Rayna Jhaveri attended the event with her daughter, Sattva. “My child and I bond by making art together, and the experience becomes even more meaningful when we do it in community….We feel so much more connected to Kendall Square knowing that our art is out there for all to enjoy.

Several artists chose to fill their glass “canvas” with plants, and we could create a small but beautiful forest using all the trees and flowers that these painters brought to life.

Those with especially notable designs and techniques received special recognition from a panel of judges, who were tasked with the difficult job of choosing from among many creative pieces. Prizes included “best brushwork,” “most colorful,” and more.

While the paint may wash away soon, there’s no doubt that the memories made will linger a bit longer in Kendall Square. 

Special thanks to the City of Cambridge, as well as our event partners at BXP, CBRE, The Koch Institute at MIT, and MITIMCo.

From top left to bottom right: Bokyung J. (most colorful), Zora B. (most artistic), Divisha S. (coolest design), Willow M. (special recognition)

From top left to bottom right: Seersha G. & Divya G. (best trees), Clara V. (best brushwork), Audrey S. (best scenery)