Birmingham Creates: The Open, now on display across city centre

Some of the Midlands’ most exciting emerging artists are currently on display across Birmingham city centre.

Birmingham Creates: The Open, is an invitation to local artists to submit their artworks for exhibition as part of the 100 Days of Creativity programme.

More than 70 artists submitted works of all formats – fine art, photography, digital art and installation in the joint project between Colmore BID and Central BID.

A panel of judges from the city’s culture sector selected ten artworks to feature in a month-long exhibition in Snow Hill Square, with the chance for visitors to select a People’s Award winner and a prize of £1,000.

Fifty artworks are also on display on large-format boards in Victoria Square, featuring more of the stunning paintings, drawings and photographs.

100 Days of Creativity is an extensive programme of artistic events and activities taking place across the city until Monday 26 August.

With the help of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, City Curator Alex Nicholson-Evans has joined forces with West Midlands Growth Company, Colmore BID, Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce, Culture Central, Birmingham City Council, Central BID, Jewellery Quarter BID and Southside District BID to bring the festival to Birmingham.