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Stoke 2000 City Centre Art Trail

Find the 50 wooden bottle kiln planters decorated by local artists around the centre.

Fifty uniquely decorated planters showcasing the talent and creativity of local artists have been displayed in The Potteries Centre to form a captivating trail for visitors to enjoy this summer.

Funded by Stoke-on-Trent City Centre BID’s Create Fund which sets out to financially support those with ideas for business ventures to increase footfall and engagement in the city centre, The Stoke 2000 City Centre Art Trail is an art, culture, education and recycling project led by Chris Parr, a local award-winning wood-craftsman.

The project saw the creation of over fifty bottle-oven shaped planters, made from end of use pallet wood, decorated by fifty local creatives who each applied their personal designs, originality, and imagination to the planters for display around The Potteries Centre – all helping to celebrate Stoke-on-Trent’s industrial heritage while reducing CO2 emissions across the City.

Find the fifty planters located in participating store and restaurant windows. Share photos with us when you find them on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Richard Buxton, Stoke-on-Trent City Centre BID Manager, says:

“Our main priorities as a BID include improving the look and feel of the area and our all-encompassing project ‘Operation Sparkle’ has seen a number of initiatives like gumdrop bins, litter picking drives and the recent transformation of Clough Street with street art.
“Stoke 2000 is the most recent project to bring some colour to our city centre, and we hope that visitors will love the diverse and extravagant designs of the planters, as well as the beautiful blooming flowers planted in them, bringing a true sense of the summer season to The Potteries Centre.”

Chris Parr of Stoke2000 said:

“I’m so proud of the local artists who have co-created more bottle-oven artwork than the number of these iconic buildings still standing across our city in Stoke-on-Trent. All helping with local tourism while celebrating our industrial heritage through art and recycling.

Thank you to local businesses who have supported the project and helped with our community activities and social enterprise so far.”

Read more and the artists who are taking part: Stoke2000

Find the bottle kilns in:

The Entertainer
Ruff & Ruby rooms
H Samuel
The Perfume Shop
Ann Summers
Stoke City FC club shop
Jack & Jones
New Look
The Candle Shop
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