Chester city centre has been brightened up by the addition of 10 mini murals that have been commissioned by Chester BID. Spot these murals that have brightened up the green BT Openreach cabinets on a new city centre trail. Find out more from Chester BID here …
Chester Mini-Murals are set to pop up around the city
Chester BID has launched a mini-mural trail by converting ten BT cabinets into unique, creative pieces of inner-city artwork
As part of the ‘Chester Designed By Nature’ campaign launched by Destination Chester, 10 BT cabinets are set to be transformed into colourful murals within the city centre. Usually painted green, BT Openreach gave special permission for the cabinets to be painted for the benefit of the city’s community.
Chester BID commissioned eight Cheshire artists to paint the murals with the theme of ‘Chester Designed By Nature’. Each artist has interpreted the theme in their own way, delivering an array of unique, colourful artworks to be enjoyed by passers-by.
The artists range from art school graduates to accomplished artists and Chester household names like Julie Colclough who owns a gallery on Watergate Street and Nikki Pinder who hid art around the city during covid lockdowns to brighten people’s days.
Carl Critchlow, BID manager, Chester BID said: ‘It was important for us to commission this within the rich pool we have of local artists, firstly to make sure we invest in our Cheshire creative communities but also because the artists already have a relationship with the city, and their interpretations of Chester will be all the more engaging because of it.’
He added: ‘We would implore visitors to download our map and search out the mini-murals as part of a day out in Chester. The artists are hard at work creating the designs now with the full set to be completed by March 21st.’
The Chester Designed By Nature campaign has also brought Spring Blooms to the city, large art installations in place throughout March alongside a calendar of free events.
Carl Critchlow said: ‘These ‘hidden objects’ are not even usually noticed by visitors – and now they can bring great joy as pieces of public art, fostering pride in our high street and enhancing the quality of the city centre experience for residents and visitors.’
The Mini-Mural Art Trail will run from 21st March.