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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 globe 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 involved chasing more than fifty Gromit figures located around Bristol, United Kingdom as part of 'Gromit Unleashed' in support of Bristol Children's Hospital. 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 Pok√©mon 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.

Latest Art Trails

Crab on the corner - Des Blenkinsopp

Withernsea Fish Trail

Withernsea and the Holderness Coast, East Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Fish and Crustaceans decorate locations around Withernsea based on the local fishing industry along the Holderness coastline.

The Matriarch elephant (flickr/maureen_barlin)

Herd of Hope

Spitalfields, London, United Kingdom

Inspired by real-life orphaned elephants, these twenty bronze statues are migrating across London to raise awareness of conservation of these stunning creatures.

Hull BHS Building (flickr/spicygreenginger)

Hull Tile Trail

Hull city centre, United Kingdom

Follow the historical and beautiful tiles located on buildings around Hull city centre.

Foundling token on Marchmont Street art trail

Marchmont Street Foundling Tokens

Marchmont Street, Bloomsbury, London, United Kingdom

The heartbreaking tale of the 'foundlings' is retold in this short art trail leading to the entrance of the Foundling Museum in Bloomsbury, London.