A new city-wide art trail celebrating Manchester’s rich creative culture is due to launch this Winter. 50 Windows of Creativity will take place from Monday 26 October until Saturday 5 December and will invite a number of well-known artists to present mosaics, fine art installations, photography work, craft, murals and more in windows, venues, and businesses across the city – all of which can be viewed and enjoyed via a socially-distanced outdoor trail.

Devised by the team behind the recent Bee In The City Trail and supported by Manchester City Council, 50 Windows of Creativity aims to reinvite Manchester as an innovative art gallery space, providing a bit of much-needed colour, artwork and levity to an otherwise challenging and dreary year. Visitors will be able to download the free 50 Windows of Creativity app to browse each artwork, learn more about the artist behind them and embark on an interactive trail.

Key works to look out for include mosaicist Mark Kennedy’s replica of the 20/21 Premier League Manchester City Football Club shirt in the window of Classic Football Shirts’ store, and Sneaky Racoon’s plant and floral artwork at Hobs Repro which takes its inspiration from lockdown – both on Deansgate. Lazerian (Liam Hopkins) will present an ever-changing piece of conceptual art entitled Curiosity Killed The Cat that will morph as December approaches, and Sumit Sarkar will offer up a series of sculptures at RNCM on Oxford Road which take their cues from religion, science fiction and graffiti.

Over in the Northern Quarter, artist Lei-Mai LeMaow’s presents a rave-culture-inspired mural at Yard and Coop – while street-art mainstay Hammo whips up a series of adventurous paintings across Castlefield’s Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports. For more information on 50 Windows of Creativity and to download the app, visit the website below.

Tue 20 Oct, Various Locations
Simon Bland
Published on:
Tue 20 Oct 2020