Top 5 Art Exhibitions and Events this December

A run-through of our top Art Exhibitions and Events in Manchester this month

One month left of 2019! We are heading into a new decade! The roaring 20s are about to begin! What better way to end the year than by going to art events! Hahah!

Read on below to check out our featured favourites, but make sure you head over to the What’s On Calendar to see what else is happening in the amazing city of Manchester!

Christmas as A4 Studios

‘Christmas at A4 Studios’ Altrincham

There’s so many Christmas art events happening this month, that you are spoilt for choice! Why not check out ‘Christmas at A4 Studio’s’? Expect two days of art markets, kids craft and adult workshops, live music, and festive food – including the all important mince pies.

Free. Saturday 7th – Sunday 8th December.


‘LightWaves 2019’ at MediaCityUK / Salford Quays

Quays Culture bring you the next installment of LightWaves – an annual interactive light festival at Salford Quays. Walk around the town to find ‘inspiring digital, interactive art’. Each year the work has got bigger and better, and we are super excited to see new digital art and sound pieces. Plus it’s all free and a great event for the whole family!

Free Entry. Friday 6th – Sunday 15th December.

UA Drink N Draw

‘Drink N Draw’ at Hatch, Oxford Road

Hosted by UrbanArtistry, join them at Hatch Mcr for a night of drinking and drawing! ‘Grab yourself a beer or a mulled wine from one of neighbours, enjoy some live art by local artists and pick up a pen and draw yourself.’ Plus there will be live music from the Northern Quarter Brass Band – we love a brass band!

Free Entry. Friday 6th December.

Sometimes When You Say Nothing You Say Everything!

‘Sometimes When You Say Nothing You Say Everything!’ at Home mcr

Cheating a little bit as this technically started in November, but it’s my website, my rules – and this looks like a good exhibition! Head to Home mcr to see the work of Stockport artist Amang Mardokhy. This exhibition houses a ‘collection of live performance paintings which he creates alongside musicians in a live collaborative energetic communion in front of an audience.’ Sounds pretty cool!

Free Entry. Friday 22nd November – Sunday 19th January.

Makers at the Mill

‘Makers at the Mill’ at Arc Centre, Hat Works

Another Christmas market to attend, this time it is ‘Makers at the Mill’. This fair ‘will bring together a varied collection of handmade art, craft, design’ and it features makers from the North West! If you haven’t yet sorted out your Christmas gifts, then this is another great place to go to find unique, craft, and handmade gifts for your loved ones!

Free. Saturday 7th December –

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Featured Image from LightWaves 2018.

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