Venessa Scott steals hearts with her live mural in the adidas Manchester Marathon Event Village

What have a marathon and an art mural got in common?

Well, for starters, they take a long time to finish!

But they also make us feel something: joy, exhilaration, determination and hope – and every emotion in between!

So it was both fitting and an absolute privilege to have resident Mancunian artist Venessa Scott to complete her mural ‘The Finish Line’ for participants to see after they completed the marathon on Sunday. Participants and their friends and family really engaged with the piece, which was inspired by the different shapes and poses finishers make as they come across the line.

The final piece captured the fluidity – and beauty – of runners coming over the finish line in their masses, with the vivid colours bringing the energy and excitement of the day.

‘The Finish Line’ will have its clear coated gloss applied, and will then find a new home – watch this space to find out more!

Thank you so much to the charming Venessa Scott – we absolutely loved having you at our event! See Venessa’s reel below to see the journey of the mural creation!