Blackburn unveils its ‘Creative Spaces’

Blackburn is being transformed into one giant art gallery as the Creative Spaces project is unveiled!

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Thirteen artists are in the process of creating work or installing existing work, all along the theme of ‘community’.

The Creative Spaces art project is being led by Blackburn BID in partnership with Blackburn with Darwen Council, and funded by the European Union and H M Government’s Reopening High Street Safely programme.

Twenty eight artists applied to take part in the exhibition. The winning submissions were selected by a judging panel consisting of Catherine Price, Blackburn town centre BID Manager; Rebecca Johnson from Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery, Julia Simpson from Blackburn with Darwen Council’s Townscape Heritage programme, and Lauren Zawadzki from the National Festival of Making.


Creative Spaces commenced on Monday 17th May to mark Step 3 of the roadmap out of lockdown and the art installations will be in-situ for at least three months. 

They will complement the ‘of Earth and Sky’ poetry trail, by the team behind the National Festival of Making.

To find out more, download the Experience Blackburn app and click on the ‘trails’ tag.

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