About Hadleigh Art Trail
Hadleigh Art Trail is artist-led and community focussed. Started in 2011, Hadleigh Art Trail has become an annual community event popular with artists, local businesses, organisations, residents and visitors.
Hadleigh, Essex has a rich history and an uncompromising community spirit which has helped make the Trail a success. Famous for the ruins of its Castle as depicted by John Constable, Hadleigh was thrust onto the world stage for two days in August 2012 as the host venue for the London 2012 Olympic Games Mountain Biking event at Hadleigh Farm. Hadleigh Art Trail exists as part of the enduring legacy of the Games.
The town's busy and popular centre has a mix of businesses, cafes and shops, established names alongside thriving new businesses. Hadleigh is forward looking but with a rich heritage which only reveals more of itself the closer you look.
Hadleigh Art Trail was established as a cultural legacy of the 2012 Olympic Games. Initially set up and facilitated by Rochford District Council on behalf of Essex Legacy. Hadleigh Art Trail is now independently coordinated by Arterial Culture CIC in association with partner venue Hadleigh Old Fire Station managed by ACAVA.
Proud to be part of the Essex Summer of Art initiative.