This is the town's 4th trail celebrating some of the visual art activity in Harlow Town Centre, and provides a unique opportunity to see an exciting range of artwork being produced in the area by local artists. Art trails are held in towns throughout Essex as part of the Essex Summer of Arts cultural events program. Artworks can be found in the windows of shops on the 1st floor of the Harvey Centre, the Gibberd Gallery, Eastgate Gallery, the Playhouse, Central Library and businesses in Eastgate Square and Birdcage Walk in the Town Centre.
The trail has been organised by a partnership consisting of Gatehouse Arts, The Gibberd Gallery and The Harvey Shopping Centre. You can pick up trail maps and Summer of Arts brochures from the 20 venues taking part, the Central Library and the towns 2 galleries: The Gibberd Gallery and The Gatehouse Arts Eastgate Gallery, both of which have special art exhibitions on during the trail celebrating the 70th anniversary of Harlow Town.
The town also has the best examples of post war sculptures in the South of England, with works by famous artists such as Henry Moore, Dame Elizabeth Frink and Auguste Rodin. The Harlow Art and Sculpture Trail includes only a fraction of the sculptures which can be found in this important public collection, more information about the whole collection is available on a free downloadable app. (Harlow Art Trust) or from a sculpture map which can be picked up from The Gibberd Gallery, Library and other local venues.