Window Wanderland Community Art trail in the making
Craftship Enterprise CIC has just led and completed the incredible Window Wanderland campaign in Ashford town on the windows of 10 local businesses.
The Window Wanderland trail concept is about bringing our community together safely. Through encouraging our wonderful customers to shop locally and use local businesses while also reinforcing the safety messages surrounding these times. The trail we hope will take the public around our brilliant town spotting beautiful, unique, hand painted window art.
This project not only gives the public something lovely to look at, discuss and enjoy as they use the town center it also pulls local businesses together when they need to support each other most. We have to work together now more than ever.
Another massive positive of the trail is that we are using 5 local artists who are all members of Made in Ashford to create their own unique artwork and paint it onto the windows (you can see 3 of them in the pics). It has been an opportunity for these guys to really try something new and get some paid work in what has been a very rough time for freelance artists. Hats off to Love Ashford and Ashford Borough Council for their support of local artists at this time!
Love Ashford is also running a competition along side this campaign where you can win prizes from the businesses in Window Wanderland by tagging them in your social media pics of the windows. @loveashford #windowwanderland Read more about the competition on the love Ashford blog.
It was so much fun being out with the artists installation team with the days filled with laughter, art and being part of the community we love. Craftship Enterprise CIC are privileged to be managing the project on the ground for Love Ashford and having the opportunity to showcase accessible local art for our town. We are more than just a shop!
Create, collaborate, community!
Here are some behind the scenes pics to enjoy.