Off the shelf

Off the shelf

Bring the magic of a sculpture trail to your seasonal events programme

This is your opportunity to create a fun, family-friendly art trail which will animate places and spaces, bringing stakeholders together and engaging with local communities – attracting new audiences, and increasing footfall and dwell time.

Trails are displayed for 6-8 weeks and include beautifully decorated sculptures, a suite of ready made marketing materials, installation and deinstallation of sculptures and support from Wild in Art to guide you through the event delivery process.

Our Portfolio of Packages

Choose from one of our ‘Off the Shelf’ trail packages including:

  • Elmer the Patchwork Elephant – inspired by one of the most iconic and widely read children’s books by author and artist David McKee.
  • Academy Award® winning studio Aardman’s star of film and television Shaun the Sheep and much-loved children’s TV character Morph
  • Raymond Briggs’ timeless and much-loved The Snowman™
  • Snowdog sculptures inspired by the magical sequel The Snowman™ and The Snowdog
  • A parliament of wise and colourful owls
  • A parade of emperor penguins 
  • BookBenches inspired literary connections and books of all genres – all celebrating reading for enjoyment
Brum's Penguin Parade

What they say…

Wild in Art were great to work with from start to finish. From working with us on the designs of the Elmers, to installation and supporting with marketing. Elmer’s Art Parade was perfectly suited to Petworth with each elephant being inspired by a world famous artist. The designs were bright, colourful and loved by our visitors – who loved sharing their day on social media. We had exceptional visitor numbers throughout the summer, with Elmer creating a huge draw for families to come and visit. It has been one of our most popular events with our visitors, staff and volunteers.

Sarah Gunn

Senior Programming and Partnerships Officer, Petworth House

The Snowman Trail was amazing and the response has been phenomenal. Whilst the team and I were excited to bring it to Swadlincote, there always remained a seed of doubt whether the residents and retailers would like it in comparison with our traditional switch on event. We couldn’t have been better rewarded – the comments and images posted were fantastic and the sculptures touched everyone’s hearts. What a Christmas present! I am thrilled it had a really positive impact on the high street with some businesses reporting major upturns in footfall and trade.

Julia Dowding

Local Development Officer, South Derbyshire District

Our three indoor shopping malls reported that the footfall achieved through the presence of the sculptures really made an impact in challenging trading conditions. The key outcomes for us were that we have been able to support town centre businesses with a seasonally appropriate and internationally known character-driven family event that allowed people to get outdoors and take part in something magical.

North Tyneside Council

The Snowman and The Snowdog, North Tyneside 2021