Art events in Essex

PUBLISHED: 12:27 14 January 2010 | UPDATED: 16:33 20 February 2013

Art events in Essex

Art events in Essex

Over recent years, Essex has gained a growing reputation as a cultural centre <br/><br/>for innovative art events. Caroline Foster introduces a few highlights for 2010

Highlights of 2009 at Maeldune Heritage Centre, Maldon
Until 23 January
Home to Maldon Embroidery, Maeldune Heritage Centre displays various art and craft works throughout the year and until January 23, 2010, you will find a hand-picked selection of items from exhibitions held during 2009.

Colchester Art Trails
All year round
Start the New Year with a stroll around one of the Colchester Art Trails. As well as shorter routes to discover the beautiful landscapes of the town and district, you can also try the 69-mile Painters Trail, designed to be completed over two or three days.

Leigh Art Trail
June 12-20
Established in 1997, the Leigh Art Trail has become one of the countys most prominent art events. Founded by a group of local, contemporary artists, the festival offers visitors the chance to see diverse ranges of work from artists based around Leigh on Sea.

Maldon Arts Festival
June 12 to July 4
The highly successful and growing Maldon Festival of Arts has become a highlight of the Essex summer calendar offering the chance to experience a wide variety of work and exhibits by talented local artists from paintings and sculpture to music and literature.
Burnham Art Trail
June 19-27
Burnhams Art Trail offers the chance to explore this delightful town while enjoying the talents of its established and up-and-coming artists. The trail not only exhibits the work of painters and sculptors, but also showcases crafts using textiles, leather, pottery, wood, glass and silver.

Chelmsford Art Festival
July 4
For the 42nd year, members of Chelmsford Art Society share their many talents through paintings, photography, sculpture and other media. This show also includes a competition for adult and student artists and makes an enjoyable day
out for the whole family.

The Danbury Society
Annual Art Show
August 27-29
Held at Danbury Village Hall, the Danbury Society organise this fantastic weekend in celebration
of art with displays of more than
400 exhibits of varying mediums
and topics.
Maldon Art Trail
September 18-26
Take in this diverse display of artwork while visiting Maldons shops, cafes and galleries. The works include paintings, pen-and-ink drawings and photographs as well as sculptures, stained glass and textiles. Most of the exhibits are for sale.

The Essex Art & Design Show
September 25-26
With more than 70 artists and design-makers showcasing and selling their work, the exciting Essex Art & Design Show provides a varied mix for art-lovers. Works include art, photography and jewellery with opportunity to purchase original pieces and meet the artists.

The Annual Essex Fine Art & Antiques Fair
October 15-17
Chelmsfords Hylands House hosts this major art and antique event, where connoisseurs will find a choice of fine art offered for sale. All items are of the highest quality and are checked for authenticity.

Fry Public Art Gallery
Annual Exhibition
November 2010
A renowned annual sale of 500 works by more than 50 established artists and emerging talents, this exhibition also features a number of works by the Great Bardfield Artists.

Please note some dates may be provisional so it is advisable to check with the
organisers prior to travelling to an event

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