Essex Summer of Art

Explore Essex Summer of Art and ENAS events this summer

Essex Summer of Art and ENAS events, the county’s largest annual visual festival, will again showcase artists from across the county. An exciting programme of exhibitions, workshops and activities, offering something for all the family will take place from May to October.

Essex Summer of Art and ENAS events is a partnership project between Essex County Council, firstsite, Visit Essex participating District, Borough and Unitary Councils and the many and varied art trails.

Be inspired and awaken your creative mind this summer.

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Complete our survey to be in with a chance to win a mid-week overnight stay for two at Lifehouse Spa & Hotel.

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Events to be inspired by

Essex Craft & Design Show

This event has now taken place
28 April - 1 May
Harwich Festival
22 June - 2 July
Thurrock Art Trail
15 - 30 July
Billericay Art Trail
8 - 23 September

Rayleigh Art Trail

This event has now taken place

3 - 11 June

Burnham Art Trail
24 June - 2 July
Grays Art Trail
22 - 30 July
Rochford Art Trail
11 - 23 September

Leigh Art Trail

This event has now taken place

10 - 17 June

Hockley Art Trail
1 - 8 July
Hadleigh Art Trail
2 - 10 September

Brentwood Art Trail

Brentwood Art Trail

15 - 30 June

Essex Schools Showcase
12 - 19 July
Coastal Open
4 September - 29 October

Open Studios

Mersea Island Artists

This event has now taken place
3 - 5 June
Hylands House Open Studios
9 - 10 September
37 Queen Street Open Studios
2 July & 16 September

Studio 19 Open Studios

This event has now taken place
10 - 17 June
Mother Open Studios
16 - 17 September
Colchester & Tendring Open Studios
9 September - 1 October