Meaningful & innovative public art events that make a real difference

Find Elefanten

20 Jun – 22 August 2024

Hairy Highland Coo Trail

28 Jun – 06 September 2024

Shaun the Sheep: Find the Flock at The Sill

29 Jun – 08 September 2024

Shaun the Sheep in the Heart of Kent

29 Jun – 30 August 2024

March of the Elephants

01 Jul – 08 September 2024

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt Birmingham

03 Jul – 06 September 2024

Castles in the Sky

06 Jul – 15 September 2024

The Short Tail Trail

06 Jul – 12 September 2024


06 Jul – 29 August 2024


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Our Mission & Vision Statement

Charitable mass participation events that achieve real good in the community!

We connect businesses, artists, charities and communities through extraordinary public art trails and creative projects which enable our partners to achieve their goals.

We celebrate people and places, helping millions of people of all ages to experience art in non-traditional settings.

We provide a platform for amateur and professional artists to showcase their work and design programmes that resonate with children and young people, the outcomes providing a unique insight into the aspirations, hopes, and dreams of future generations.


Latest News

Southend-on-Sea to welcome brand-new penguin sculpture trail in 2025

A brand-new immersive art trail will be ‘waddling’ into Southend-on-Sea in 2025.

Wild in Art and Aardman join forces with RHS Gardens to showcase Shaun the Sheep

Baa-rilliant fun across RHS Gardens this summer holiday with The Great Garden Adventure with Shaun the Sheep.

Meet the Team: A Q&A with Cheryl

Read our Q&A with Cheryl, Wild in Art’s Finance and Executive Administrator.

Southend-on-Sea’s Herd in the City makes a mammoth impact

Herd In The City was a resounding success for both the city of Southend-on-Sea and local hospice care.

Wild in Art and Walker Books embark on creative partnership in 2024

The ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ art trail is heading to Kingston and Birmingham in 2024.

Art trail of Irish iconography in mosaic opens across Manchester

17 mosaics of Irish iconography are on on display in cultural and creative venues across Manchester City Centre.

Portland to host art trail celebrating 15th anniversary of Coraline

Whisker-twitching art extravaganza, Coraline’s Curious Cat Trail, will descend upon Portland this summer.

Illustrator kOrky Paul to paint sculpture for Oxford art trail at shopping centre pop-up

Shoppers will be able to watch the ‘Winnie and Wilbur’ illustrator paint an OxTrail sculpture on 2 and 3 March.

Winning artwork for Printworks Big Art unveiled

The iconic Manchester venue is now home to a larger than life permanent public art installation.

Our Awards

Don’t just take our word for it. Together we are award-winning.

2023 Year of Culture Project

Winner – Leeds Compassionate City Awards

whale takes aukland 2022

Best Arts or Cultural Event

Finalist – New Zealand Event Awards 2023

giraffee about town

Best Use of Event or Community Fundraising Initiative

Finalist – Scottish Fundraising Awards 2023

The big splash isle of man 2022

Community Initiative of the Year

IOM Newspapers Awards for Excellence 2022

scottish design awards commendation 2022

Commendation for Mobile/App Design Award – Blue2

Scottish Design Awards 2022

elmer's big heart of kent parade, a wild in art event in support of the heart of kent hospice

Special Recognition Award

Kent Charity Awards 2022

The Big Hare Trail 2021

Campaign of the Year

Scottish Charity Awards 2022

Pop up Penguins presented by Harcourts

Best Event Creative

Finalist – NZEA New Zealand Event Awards 2021

Me and UooUoo

Pop-Ups, Display, Exhibit & Set Design

Silver – Gov Design Awards 2021

Bee in the City

Best Event

Manchester Culture Awards 2019

Oor Wullie Big Bucket Trail

Event of the Year

PPA Scottish Magazine Awards 2019

Bee in the City

Best Event of the Year

PR Moment Awards 2019

Go Go Hares

Family Event of the Year

Finalist – Norfolk and Suffolk Tourism Awards 2019

Oor Wullie Big Bucket Trail

Art and Culture Award

Glasgow Inspiring City Awards 2019

Bee in the City

App of the Year

Prolific North Awards 2019

Bee in the City

Manchester BEE Award – Sally-Ann Wilkinson

Inspiring Women Awards 2019

Bee in the City

Event of the Year and Charity Award

Finalist – PRCA Dare Awards 2019

big hoot auckland 2018

Best Not-for-Profit Event

New Zealand Events Association Awards 2018

Bee in the City

Best Art Event/Exhibition

CityLife Awards 2018

Bee in the City

Leading Live Event

This is Manchester Awards 2018

Go Go Hares

People’s Choice Award

Norfolk Arts Awards 2018

Herd of Sheffield

Special Recognition Award

Sheffield Business Awards 2017

Gromit unleashed

Tourism Event of the Year

Bristol Tourism and Hospitality Awards 2013

Great Gorillas Project

Tourism Event of the Year

English Riviera and South Devon Tourism Awards 2013

Melbourne Zoo

Best Tourism Event

Finalist – Australian Event Awards 2013

A few of Our Achievements


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Worldwide expertise and insights

Since 2008, we’ve worked with international partners to animate cities across four continents including Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland, Christchurch, Nairobi, Cape Town and São Paulo. Each trail has been purposely designed to deliver the objectives for our partners: telling stories of place and bringing people back to host locations, raising awareness, enabling charitable fundraising, celebrating major anniversaries or giving something back to the local community.


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