Following the award-winning Bee in the City trail that took over the streets of Manchester in 2018, a new art trail for the city has been announced from the team behind the successful project.

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.

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, will produce the event in partnership with Manchester City Council.

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.

More information and details of the display locations will be announced soon.