Creative Feature

Manifest Arts


Manifest Arts Festival is an artist-curated biennial festival giving visitors an insight into the wide-ranging contemporary art being produced in the North West region.

 In its second year, Manifest Arts Festival has increased in size and scope: 5 full days to explore the 33* events across some of the most unusual and exciting spaces of arts production and exhibition in Manchester, Salford, and this year, Bolton. All but one of our events is free to attend.

 We have separated the events into the days they begin, with some continuing for the duration of the festival, and others one-day only specials (such as Open Studios). We hope this will make the programme easier to navigate when you plan your visit.

 Manifest Arts Festival is a celebration of the arts community we’re proud to be a part of, and we’re excited to share this with visitors wanting to get an insight into the contemporary arts scene of the region.

 We hope you enjoy it!

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