Our mission is to provide Greater Manchester with a huge variety of new, engaging and exciting art events. We bring you a great mix of art workshops, exhibitions, art fairs and more.

Here at Cotton On MCR, we have you a huge list of amazing arts and crafts workshops, from painting to printing, sewing to sculpture and more! Our exhibitions focus on the talented and diverse artists we have here in Greater Manchester. Plus, we host multiple and combined events which join art fairs, workshops and exhibitions together into one, all day event! We aim to brighten up Manchester’s art scene and lead the way in creating some amazing art events for all. We aim to show that art can be for everyone, and made by anyone!

Cotton On MCR launched in 2017 and started off as a blog. I wanted to be more involved with Manchester’s art scene and get others involved too. Things grew from there. The business spent two years aiming to be a one-stop-shop for everything that was art in Manchester… that was a big ask! After many trials and errors in different directions, plus a huge break from work due to the events of Covid-19, I had a chance to re-evaluate the business. This led to the re-launch of Cotton On MCR in the third year, and the new Cotton On MCR you are seeing today!

We have however, made sure we have kept the elements you have come to know and love about Cotton On MCR. Not only are we hosting events, but we also tell you what else is going on in this great county! Follow our social media platforms and blog for a range of exhibition reviews, artists shout out and interviews, what’s on guides and more!

We are passionate about art and Manchester and want you to get involved and get passionate too!

Values that we hold dear

These help us be the best and provide the best

Best Customer Service

A commitment to being open and welcoming to all, to embrace diversity, offering the best customer service to everyone.

Be Passionate

To show passion and positivity about the work we do, and how we do it.

Doing Our Bit

We aim to increase our recycling and reuse efforts through waste minimisation.

Have Fun

To work hard and play hard. 

Meet the team

Domino | The Owner

Hey! My name is Domino (not Dominique, or Domina or Dominic – like I usual get called haha!). I have always had a passion for art and I studied Fine Art at University of Lincoln. I love Manchester and Art and combined the two to create Cotton On MCR. Outside of work I love to travel, and spent 6 months in Asia (with a stop in New Zealand) for a long, extended honeymoon. I had my first little girl in December 2020, named Luna, and she is literally the most amazing thing ever! If I ever get free time, I love to bake and watch Disney films, and I can’t wait for the day that Luna and I create dance routines to Disney songs together!

Emily Seville – Workshop Assistant

Hi I’m Emily, a visual artist and maker based in Manchester. I mostly work in ceramics and painting, through which I explore our relationship and connection to the natural world. I’m really passionate about making the arts more accessible and love to encourage people to be creative.

Dani – Volunteer Executive Assistant

Dani is originally from San Diego and is currently a student at Salford University studying Interior Architecture. Among that, she also spends her time painting, roller skating, and working on her online store where she sells her prints and other crafty items.

Holly – Volunteer Executive Assistant

Hi! I’m Holly I’m a Photography student currently studying my Masters at MMU. My practice is rather experimental, and at times, appearing somewhat un-cohesive, encompassing an ever-growing range of mediums with a primary focus on escapism through world building and the relationships we hold through, and with, media consumption. Working with Cotton On MCR was an opportunity I felt was perfect, being inspired and drawn to the message of art accessibility, being around like-minded creatives brings new inspirations!

Lousie Garman – Artist

I am a Chelsea School of Art Fine Art and Sculpture graduate. My work is uncompromising, experimental, multi-media images with the volume tuned up to the unreal. For Cotton On MCR I lead fun, hands-on, expressive art workshops for adults that cater for everyone. I also run workshops in an array of setting from cruise ships to the local community, art gallery and private social gatherings.