50 Windows of Creativity, Manchester 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 were delighted to be buzzing back into Manchester with a new art trail for the city.

In autumn 2020, Manchester hosted 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 featured multiple art forms from fine art and photography to ceramics, crafts, mosaics and murals and was curated by well-known and emerging artists and collectives – all with a connection to Greater Manchester.

Artists and makers who took 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 were available to buy directly from the artist or maker, giving a much needed boost to the city’s creative community.

The project culminated with an auction which saw 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 were delighted to be producing 50 Windows of Creativity in partnership with Manchester City Council and the project was 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