Essex Summer of Art
Welcome to Essex’s fifth Summer of Art, showcasing artists from across the county from May to October. After the excitement of last year’s London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Essex Summer of Art is going from strength to strength.
This year we have two new art trails in Harwich and an Essex Schools Art Trail promoting the best of A-Level students artwork. Established art trails are becoming increasingly popular, such as the Leigh Art Trail, Essex’s oldest trail, which is celebrating its 15th year of promoting high quality art. There is an exciting programme of exhibitions, workshops and activities, offering something for all the family.
Taking in painting, photography, ceramics, textile and sculpture, the art trails feature a wide variety of creative talent at both innovative and traditional venues across Essex. To make your experience more complete, why not visit also our more permanent art galleries offering you a wide selection of works.
Essex Summer of Art has been brought to you by firstsite in partnership with Essex County Council's Arts Development and 2012 Legacy Teams, Visit Essex, participating District, Borough and Unitary Councils and the many and varied art trails of Essex.
- Thurrock Art Trail 1 - 16 June
- Cinematic Celebration Art Trail 4 - 5 June
- The Leigh Art Trail 15 - 22 June
- Burnham Art Trail 22 - 30 June
- Harwich Art Trail part of Harwich Arts Festival 2013 26 June - 7 July
- Gatehouse open studio weekend 6 - 7 July
- Braintree District Open Exhibition & Yard Art Sale 29 June - 31 August
- Essex Schools Showcase for the Arts 10 - 17 July
- The Billericay Art Trail 11 - 21 July
- Parndon Mill Open Studios 27 - 28 July
- The Essex Craft & Design Show (RHS Hyde Hall) 27 - 28 July
- Barleylands Art Trail 2 - 30 August
- Jaywick Coastal Open 14 September - 3 November
- Rochford Art Trail 19 - 28 September
- Sensation- Sensory Art Trail 28 September
- The Essex Craft & Design Show (Cressing Temple) 28 - 29 September
- Maldon Art Trail 28 September - 5 October
- Hadleigh Art Trail 4 - 13 October
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