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50 Windows of Creativity

50 Windows of Creativity will transform the city’s windows and spaces into an innovative art gallery which takes you on a creative journey around the city. The displays feature multiple art forms, from fine art and photography to ceramics, crafts, mosaics and murals – all curated by talented artists, designers, makers and collectives with a connection to Greater Manchester.

As an attraction for all to see and explore, it will positively contribute to the economic, social and cultural life of Manchester at a time when we all need something new to explore. More importantly, the art trail will help to support the city’s art and creative community, its businesses and cultural venues.

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 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.

The 50 Windows of Creativity displays are in windows and spaces around Manchester city centre and can be enjoyed within social distancing regulations. All visitors are encouraged to maintain a safe distance, wear a face covering when appropriate and be respectful to other trail visitors.

At Central Library, Caroline Coates has created a piece in partnership with Manchester Libraries, inspired by the city’s rich history of standing up for what it believes in, and of course the amazing archives at Manchester Central Library.

50 Windows of Creativity is created by Wild in Art in partnership with Manchester City Council.

Download the trail map