Rochford Art Trail

Rochford Art Trail - Open DoorRochford Art Trail

Rochford’s award-winning Art Trail takes place each September. Discover a thirteen day showcase of arts and creativity that connects local artists with local businesses, with temporary art exhibitions on view in shop windows, retail premises and public spaces.

Now in its ninth year, the Rochford Art Trail is an established and award-winning event on the Essex cultural calendar and a proud partner of Essex Summer of Art.
This year’s Art Trail will run from Monday 11 September until Saturday 23 September.

Applications for artists now open

Application forms for individual artists and art groups can be downloaded from The deadline for applications is Friday 26 May.

For further information, please contact the Art Trail Coordinator, Kerry Baker-Davies on 07887 547765 or email

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The Trail is arranged by Kerry Baker-Davies working with local artists and businesses, Open Arts and the Leisure Team at Rochford District Council.
Best Business Awards 2015

Artists and the public have nominated businesses for a ‘Best Business’ award. The awards were set up to recognise businesses that go the extra mile to support artists and the Trail and offer a warm welcome to visitors.

The Rochford Hotel
Odell’s Coffee Shop

Runners Up:
Grace’s Attic
The Marlborough Head
Terence Mendoza
Open Arts

The Rochford Art Trail is an established event on the Essex cultural calendar and a winner of two ‘Towns Alive’ Awards including best project in the East of England 2013.
Rochford Art Trail is a partnership project with the Rochford Trail Organising Group and Rochford District Council.