Stockport’s Giant Leap Frog Art Trail is leaping into the town centre as work to install all 19 giant frogs to create Stockport’s first giant art trail has begun ahead of the official launch of the frog art trail on Saturday 29th June.
The project is a collaboration between Stockport’s Business Improvement District – Totally Stockport, local artists, Stockport based businesses and community groups, supported by Stockport Council.
Organised by Totally Stockport, Stockport’s Giant Leap celebrates the £1bn programme of investment and development that is regenerating the town, a giant leap forward for Stockport, creating exciting opportunities for business and a destination of choice for residents and visitors.
Businesses who leapt forward to sponsor a giant frog include: Amshire IT Solutions, BASF, C&C Insurance Brokers, CDL, Concentrix, Girlguiding Stockport, Holiday Inn Express, Light Cinema, Marketing Stockport, Merseyway Shopping Centre, Nexperia, Orbit Developments, Robinsons Brewery, Spring & Co, Stagecoach, Stockport Council, Stockport College and Totally Stockport.
Totally Stockport’s BID manager Paul Taylor said:
“This is a great way to entertain and attract new visitors; to showcase Stockport and its vibrant business community and show how the town centre is changing.”
The giant frogs will be leaping onto lily pads strategically located throughout the town centre, creating an engaging outdoor art trail. People from all ages and backgrounds, from businesses, schools and community groups are being invited to take part in the project, visit the trail, explore the town and seek out all the frogs.
“The project is designed to increase town centre footfall, to promote Stockport and the businesses located here as well as to support local groups, including the youth community who are after all tomorrow’s giant leapers.”
Each frog is unique and has been designed by local artists and community groups.
Stockport’s Giant Leap Forward launches in Stockport town centre is open to visitors from 29th June throughout the summer and has its own dedicated website – www.stockportsgiantleap.co.uk
Printed trail guides are available as both hard copies and to download from the website.
After the trail closes, the frogs will be auctioned with surplus funds awarded to charity to create a Giant Leap legacy fund.