Art trail coming to Ayr

October 19, 2018 by  

Ayr is set to host an art trail later in the month, which will see the main windows of many shops and houses in the town lit up with winter-themed work.

The trail is a part of the bigger ‘Day o’ the Deid’ festival and is being called ‘Window Wanderland’. It will involve the windows being turned into illuminated outdoor art galleries for the duration of the festival and those behind the idea are asking anyone who is keen to take part to apply via the event website.

The woman behind the trail idea is Lucy Reeves Khan, who founded Window Wanderland. She had the notion when she was involved in a serious accident, after which she was left living with a disability. Events of this sort are often publicised through the use of poster printing and other similar methods.

Since her accident, Lucy has used her time to create a platform on the internet where people can volunteer to put events together. Speaking to the Ayr Advertiser about the trail concept, she stated:

“I began taking rehabilitative walks at night and found that the light coming from inside people’s houses made me feel better, less alone and left me feeling uplifted.”

The Winter Wanderland art trail is set to take place on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th October.