Window Wanderland

Sign up for Window Wanderland Forres – magical window artwork displays to light up Forres during the festival!


Following on from a successful Window Wanderland in 2021, the town centre of Forres will once again be awash with light, colour and creativity.

Everyone can take part by transforming your house, business, school, and street into a magical outdoor gallery. Households, community groups, families, businesses and schools are invited to create their very own window-based artworks inspired by our festival themes of nature and the natural worldconnection and belonging.

You don’t need to be artistic to take part. It can be simple or spectacular… anything goes… as long as it’s family-friendly. You might consider what belonging means to you; whether it’s being part of a group, family, or the place you feel a connection with e.g. being part of your local community in a meaningful way or the nature that inspires you. It could be a plant or garden, the Moray coast or the nature around you.

You can use the windows of your flat, house, business, school, nursery, car, camper van, shop. It doesn’t even have to be windows, you can also use your front door, the front of your house or your front garden.

Light up your window for the opening weekend of the Festival from Friday 20 to Sunday 22 September. You are very welcome to keep your artwork lit up for longer too!


How To Take Part

Taking part is FREE and everyone of ALL ages is welcome to participate.

Watch this short film to get the idea behind Window Wanderland.

Are you wondering what to make and how? Take a look at the Window Wanderland website here for ideas.

Become a Windowmaker. Participation is free! Sign up and register to become a Windowmaker and create your own window based artwork for display during the festival. Individuals and households register here:

If you are an individual or household and would like to take part, please click here to be taken to the registration page.

If you are a business, school or community group wanting to get involved, please email our Creative Engagement Coordinator Gill Bird: or call us on 01309 673137.


“Window Wanderland has been AMAZING” Participant

“It was great to be part of something that others in the community would be able to enjoy” Participant

“I enjoyed coming up with our window design then sticking the tissue paper down to make the display. It looked bright and pretty when it was all lit up.” Participant

“It was wonderful to see the broad range of interpretations and artworks not only did High Street businesses join in but windows in a range of places were decorated and all inspiring!” Councillor Lorna Cresswell (Forres Credit Union)

“Everyone showed great Community spirit which has brightened up the town of Forres” Constable MacDonald, Forres Local Policing Team


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