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Art & Culture

A Wonderful New Art Trail Featuring Mosaics And Murals Is Coming To The City This Autumn

By Laura Rogan October 20, 2020

The new trail officially kicks off this month.

Painting our lives with a little bit of colour this Autumn/Winter, a brand new art trail called 50 Windows Of Creativity is landing in Manchester, with the team behind the ever-successful Bee In The City at the helm of it.

‘Buzzing to be back’ with their newest idea, Wild in Art has collated a showcase of art which will be displayed across a series of windows, venues, businesses and spaces across the city centre – with artists taking part including Benji Reid, Sarah Connell and Lazerian.

And while the trail is sure to brighten up the ‘new normal’, it’s all for a good cause, too – with a number of pieces up for auction at the Kimpton Hotel on December 10th where proceeds will be donated to their artists and makers, and to The Lord Mayor of Manchester Charity Appeal Trust – We Love MCR Charity (which supports disadvantaged communities and individuals to be the best they can be). If you have a bit of cash to splash, all other pieces will be available to buy directly from the artist or maker, as well, helping those working in the arts during this incredibly turbulent time. 

Ben Reed, Head of Creative Development at Wild in Art, said of the project: “We are delighted to have the privilege of working with the many incredibly talented artists, designers and makers and we are excited to reveal their work and displays.

“This project will transform the city’s windows and spaces into an innovative art gallery taking people on a creative journey around Manchester.”

Credit: Caroline Dowsett

Councillor Luthfur Rahman OBE, Executive Member Culture Leisure and Skills for Manchester City Council, added: “Now more than ever it is so important that we show support for the arts community and I hope that people will take the time to safely explore 50 Windows of Creativity and appreciate the incredible talent that Manchester has to offer.”

The trail will kick off on October 26th, with Mancs able to check out the trail until December 5th. From the Corn Exchange to high street stores and even Manchester Art Gallery – you’re sure to stumble on a few pieces while out and about. If you want to check out where each piece can be found, check out the interactive map here.