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About the Art Trail Project

The Art Trail Project is a directory of free public art trails and sculpture trails.

Every year around the globe, hundreds of amazing public art and sculpture trails take place. Finding out about these events often relies on word-of-mouth. The Art Trail Project was created to map these free public art trails, create a permanent record of them and celebrate the art trails happening around the world right now.

Who is behind the Art Trail Project?

Art Trail Project Founders

We are Richard and Louise, a couple from the United Kingdom who love completing art trails! Our first art trail was more than a decade ago, and involved chasing eighty Wallace and Gromit figures located around Bristol, United Kingdom as part of Gromit Unleashed. Since then, we have become hooked and have completed countless more art trails around the world. We often struggled to find where and when the art and sculpture trails were taking place, so we created this website to help you discover your next exciting art trail!

The project is lovingly built and maintained in Yorkshire, United Kingdom (where the Puffins Galore art trail photo was taken at the top of this page!). Special thanks to Learnal for providing the website hosting.

How can I get involved with the Art Trail Project?

The Art Trail Project is a community website driven by you! New art and sculpture trails are being added all the time. If you love art trails, consider becoming a contributor to the site. Simply register and add an art trail or you can share your photos and reviews with other users to an existing art trail. Don't forget to mark the trail as complete if you have already finished it!

How can I contact you?

We absolutely love hearing from our visitors. You can share your photos using the hashtag #ArtTrail and tag us @arttrailproject on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, or complete our contact form and we'll email you straight back!

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Published: 16 January 2023

What is an Art Trail?

An art or sculpture trail is a route designed to help you experience art in a specific location or region.

Art trails are a great way to discover and engage with art in your own community and beyond. Art trails enable you to explore new areas and discover amazing art and sculpture, often in support of local charities, while getting exercise and enjoying the outdoors!

If you like art and sculpture, history, or you're a fan of treasure hunts like Geocaching, Swarm, Waymarking or Pokémon Go, then you're going to love doing an art trail!

What is a virtual art trail?

We want everyone to be able to enjoy art trails but sometimes it's not possible to travel to their location! That's why we've been experimenting with virtual art trails. These use the GPS and camera on your phone to create a trail near you, with virtual sculptures - an augmented reality art trail!

Find out more about virtual art trails.

Recently Added Art Trails

Guide dog sculpture

Paws on the Wharf

Canary Wharf, London, United Kingdom

These adorable pooches are paw-sing for the next 3 months at London's Canary Wharf

Two wire sculptures of women sorting fish

The Whitby Sculpture Trail

Whitby, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

In a nod to Whitby's fishing heritage, this sculpture trail by Emma Stothard depicts scenes of the town's connection to the sea.

Whidbey Art Trail Logo

Whidbey Art Trail

Whidbey Island, Washington, United States

A self-guided tour of artists’ studios, galleries, and sculpture parks, on beautiful Whidbey Island in Washington State.

Stoke on Trent sculpture made of bricks - flickr/donaldjudge (CC BY 2.0)

Stoke-On-Trent Sculpture Trail

Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom

Celebrating Stoke's historic past, this stunning sculpture trail tells a compelling story of the local area through imaginative and unique works of art.