Public art events that entertain, enrich, inform and leave a lasting legacy.
Connecting businesses, artists and communities through the power of creativity, Wild in Art events have enabled more than £23.6 million to be raised for charitable causes through auctions alone and helped millions of people of all ages to experience art in non-traditional settings.
Our art trails provide a platform for amateur and professional artists to showcase their work and to date our events have contributed more than £3.8 million to creative communities.
We design programmes that resonate with children and young people, the outcomes providing a unique insight into the aspirations, hopes, and dreams of future generations. Our learning programmes have engaged over 1 million young people so far.More
Where it all began
Wild in Art’s Story
It’s been 15 years since Wild in Art first came to the world’s attention with Go Superlambananas, part of Liverpool’s European Capital of Culture celebrations. Since then, we’ve gone on to animate cities across four continents including Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland, Christchurch, Cape Town and São Paulo.
Closer to home we’ve created public art trails for the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics, the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games and the Ryder Cup and developed events the length and breadth of the country. From our first national trail across Scotland and our first touring installation, Gratitude, to trails in Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff, we’ve been privileged to work with many wonderful partners in many different locations.
In 2023 we are looking forward to our first ever trails in Swindon, Leeds and Swansea and much much more.Find out more
It’s a wild world
See all our events
Wild in Art is busy planning art trails and creative projects across the UK and beyond.
From Owls to Giraffes, Elmer and The Snowdog, find an event near you.Events
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Wild gifts for artists, art lovers and anyone who is a little wild at heart.
Our collection of illustrated gifts lovingly replicate the unique designs displayed on our public art trails.Shop
Join our virtual trail
We believe creativity connects us. Download the templates and get creative.
From the UK to New Zealand and back, join us in creating our biggest virtual art trail yet and put your creativity on the map!Join
Work with us
Wild in Art events and programmes connect businesses, artists and communities. Over the last 5 years our events have recorded an economic impact of £123m. They have proven to generate a sense of community and encourage families to get outside, explore and discover new places.
“ “The Trail brought much-needed colour, pride and sense of community to the city centre and we were delighted to be the Trail Partner. It allowed businesses to get involved and benefit from the extra visitors to the area and created memorable experience for all, whilst raising the cultural profile of the city.” Helen Wathall MBE, Chair, St Peters Quarter BID
Together we are award-winning.
The Big Splash – Community Initiative of the Year, IOM Newspapers Awards for Excellence 2022 – Hospice Isle of Man
Elmer’s Big Heart of Kent Parade – Special Recognition Award, Kent Charity Awards 2022 – Heart of Kent Hospice
Big Hare Trail – Campaign of the Year, Scottish Charity Awards 2022 – Leuchie House
Commendation – Mobile/App Design Award, Scottish Design Awards 2022 – Blue 2
Pop Up Penguins – Finalist, NZEA Best Event Creative 2021 – Publica
Me and Uoo Uoo – Silver, Gov Design Awards 2021 – RCH Foundation & Alexander Know
Bee in the City, Manchester – Best Event, Manchester Culture Awards 2019
Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail – Event of the Year, PPA Scottish Magazine Awards 2019
Bee in the City, Manchester – App of the Year, Prolific North Awards 2019
Sally-Ann Wilkinson for Bee in the City, Manchester – Manchester BEE Award, Inspiring Women Awards 2019
Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail – The Herald and Glasgow Chamber of Commerce Inspiring City Awards, Art and Culture Award Winner 2019
Bee in the City, Manchester – Event of the Year and Charity Award Finalist, PRCA Dare Awards 2019
Bee in the City, Manchester – Best Event of the Year, PR Moment Awards 2019
GoGoHares, Norwich – Finalist, Family Event of the Year, Norfolk and Suffolk Tourism Awards 2019
Bee in the City, Manchester – Best Art Event / Exhibition, CityLife Awards 2018
The Haier Big Hoot, Auckland – Best Corporate Social Responsibility or Not-for-Profit Event, New Zealand Events Association Awards 2018
Bee in the City, Manchester – Leading Live Event, This is Manchester Awards 2018
GoGoHares, Norwich – People’s Choice Award, Norfolk Arts Awards 2018
Herd of Sheffield – Special Recognition Award at Sheffield Business Awards 2017
Christchurch Stands Tall – Best One Off Event, New Zealand Events Association Awards 2015
Wild Dolphins, Aberdeen – Best Event or Festival, Aberdeen City and Shire Tourism Awards 2015
Gromit Unleashed, Bristol – Tourism Event of the Year, Bristol Tourism and Hospitality Awards 2013
The Great Gorillas Project, Paignton – Tourism Event of the Year, Herald Express English Riviera & South Devon Tourism & Hospitality Awards 2013
Mali in the City, Melbourne – Finalist, Australian Event Awards 2013
A Wild in Art Event
This event is presented by Julia’s House in partnership with Wild in Art. Swindon, get ready to have fun and explore!Find out more