A “boo-tiful” Halloween scene is painted on the window of a Westport business during a previous “Halloween Window Painting Contest.” / File photo

WESTPORT — Halloween season this way comes …

And with its arrival, a spell cast over Westport businesses will transform their appearance with images spooky and spirited, magical and mysterious.

That’s thanks to the annual “Halloween Window Painting Contest,” sponsored by the Westport-Weston Chamber of Commerce.

The event will take place Saturday, Oct. 28, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and is open to young artists — elementary and middle school ages — inspired by the season to decorate windows at local businesses with Halloween-themed imagery.

Winners from both age groups will be chosen in three art categories: scariest, best Halloween theme and most original, according to the chamber. Winners will receive an award and a gift certificate from Saugatuck Sweets.

To register to participate, click here

Painters are asked to supply their own water-based paint, drop clothes and brushes, and to clean up after they are done.

For questions, call the Westport-Weston Chamber of Commerce at 203-227-9234.