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 short break for two at Down Hall Country House Hotel.

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Events to be inspired by

Essex Craft & Design Show

Image of metal rabbit on a motorbike
29 April - 2 May

Braintree Art Trail

Braintree Art Trail has now taken place
22 May - 2 July

Leigh Art Trail

Leigh Art Trail has now taken place

4 - 11 June

Studio 19 Open Studio

Studio 19 Open Studio has now taken place

6 - 13 June

Rayleigh Art Trail

Rayleigh Art Trail has now taken place

9 - 18 June

Brentwood Art Trail

Brentwood Art Trail has now taken place
15 - 30 June

Harwich Festival

Harwich Festival has now taken place

24 June - 3 July

Burnham Art Trail

Burnham Art Trail has now taken place

25 June - 3 July

Harlow Art and Sculpture Trail

Harlow Art & Sculpture Trail has now taken place
25 June - 9 July
Hockley Art Trail has now taken place
2 - 9 July
Painting of wild poppies.

9 - 24 July

Picture of three young school girls posing in front of a painting.

13 - 20 July

PIcture of a house made of paper.
23 July - 27 August
Painting of fishing boats

1 - 11 September

Painting of a leopard.
9 - 25 September
Painting of the Naze Tower.
10 September - 30 October
Colourful abstract painting.

10 - 11 September

Picture of a bike leaning agains the Rochford town map.

12 - 24 September

Picture of a handmade textile purse.
24 - 25 September
Painting of a cow.
24 - 25 September
Painting of a landscape with dark clouds

24 September - 2 October

Colouful painting of a skull.

15 - 16 October