50 Windows of Creativity 2020

50 Windows of Creativity

The award-winning Bee in the City took over the streets of Manchester in 2018 with a summer we’ll never forget. Following on from its success, we’re delighted to be buzzing back into Manchester with a new art trail for the city.

This autumn, Manchester will host 50 Windows of Creativity, a showcase of the work of artists and makers displayed in a series of windows, venues, businesses and spaces across the city centre.

The displays will feature multiple art forms from fine art and photography to ceramics, crafts, mosaics and murals and will be curated by well-known and emerging artists and collectives – all with a connection to Greater Manchester.

Artists and makers taking part include: Wellcome Trust prize winner Benji Reid, Manchester born mixed media landscape artist Sarah Connell and contemporary creative studio Lazerian.

All pieces on display will be available to buy directly from the artist or maker, giving a much needed boost to the city’s creative community.

The project culminates with an auction which will see a selection of pieces auctioned with proceeds going to their artists and makers, and to The Lord Mayor of Manchester Charity Appeal Trust – We Love MCR Charity (registered charity number 1066972) which aims to help improve the lives and life chances of Manchester people.

We are delighted to be producing 50 Windows of Creativity in partnership with Manchester City Council and the project is supported by Event Partner Autotrader with other businesses including Hobs Repro, Ocean Outdoor, Jamieson Contracting and TfGM also stepping forward to support the project.

Location: Manchester
Trail: Autumn 2020
Partner: Manchester City Council
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50 Windows of Creativity by Bee in the City