To celebrate the city and showcase local talent, Bristol Marriott Hotel City Centre is transforming one of its meeting spaces into a creative social lab with the help of local artists.

The multi-functional space at Bristol Marriott Hotel will be given an artistic make-over every three months, when a new local artist will be given the chance to demonstrate their own style by giving the room a fresh lick of creative paint.
The project, aptly named ‘Community Street’, will start next month and a launch party will be held every time a new artist reveals the latest design. The first event will take place on 12 October where local businesses, charities and the general public will be able to explore the new meetings space and enjoy a selection of street food.
“We’re always keen to get involved with the local community” – Charles Barks, Bristol Marriott Hotel general manager
 The room’s first design, by artist Hannah Edwards, has been selected and will be showcased at the launch event. Hannah is an up and coming Illustrator who graduated last year from Falmouth University, before moving to Bristol to start her freelance career. Her strikingly bright and graphic designs capture subjects from portraiture through to brutalist architecture, and anything in between. She also enjoys the challenge of conceptual editorials that need to capture complex ideas.
Speaking of her involvement in the community project, Hannah said: “I’m so pleased to be able to redesign this part of the meetings space and get involved in such a unique project.
“The Bristol Marriott Hotel City Centre offers a fantastic event space and the fact that they’re using it to showcase local talent shows the team’s dedication to getting involved with the local community.”
The events space, which can be used for meetings and art exhibitions, will also be complementary for up and coming local artists, charities and societies during off peak times as part of the initiative.
Bristol Marriott Hotel City Centre’s general manager, Charles Barks, added: “We’re always keen to get involved with the local community and what better way than to allow up and coming local artists to showcase the talents they have to offer?
“We hope to lead similar projects in the future and do all we can to make sure we do our part in Bristol and wider society.”
Featured image by Hannah Edwards, website: hannahedwardsillustration.com