Store windows offer creative outlet

Photo of John Badman


ALTON — Kimberly Harty has become the “resident artist” of the East Broadway Casey’s General Store in Alton.

Harty, who works at the Casey’s store on Delmar Avenue in Hartford, has been painting front window Christmas scenes on the outside of all of the nearby Casey’s stores in Illinois.

“I painted the window on my store on Delmar,” she said. “When they saw what I did, they wanted me to paint them all.”

The paintings are different at each location. Harty said her work on the South Roxana store is her favorite so far.