50 Windows

A new art trail for Manchester created by the team behind Bee in the City…

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.

From 26 October until 13 December 2020, 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 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, designers, makers and collectives – all with a connection to Greater Manchester.

All pieces on display will be available to buy directly from the artist or maker, so it’s a great opportunity to own an original piece of art or find unique gifts for friends and family.

The project culminates with an auction on 17 December 2020 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 supports disadvantaged communities and individuals to be the best they can be.

Global public art producers Wild in Art, whose previous work includes the award-winning Bee in the City art trail which took over the city in 2018, has produced the event in partnership with Manchester City Council.

The project is supported by Event Partners Auto Trader and Dandara Living with other businesses including Hobs Repro, Ocean Outdoor, Jamieson Contracting, TfGM and Kimpton Clocktower Hotel also stepping forward to support the project.

Download the 50 Windows of Creativity Trail Map

Download the 50 Windows of Creativity Trail Map (pdf)

Download the 50 Windows of Creativity Trail Map – A4 (pdf)

Download the 50 Windows of Creativity Trail Map – Map and Listings pages A4 (pdf)

 

Download the 50 Windows of Creativity app

The 50 Windows of Creativity app will be available from the App Store and on Google Play (£1.99) from 26 October 2020. From each app purchase 25% of the net profit is donated to the Lord Mayor of Manchester’s Charity Appeal Trust, We Love MCR Charity (registered charity number 1066972).

 

Discover the 50 Windows Display Locations…