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Discover art on your doorstep over a whole weekend in May. Hayling Island Arts Trail offers the chance to see and meet painters, potters, photographers, jewellers, textile artists, sculptors, and many more artists in their homes or studios. Some artists join together in shared venues across the island  to display and sell their work to the public.  

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Ceramics by Jack Holt 


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Painting by Nikki Brooks

History of the Trail

Hayling Island Arts Trail was initially part of Havant Arts Trail from 2004 – 2011, which was part funded by the council. Once this funding ended, Hayling and Havant/Waterlooville continued to run a yearly event in May, known as the May Days Arts Trail.


The decision was taken in 2018 to base the event just on Hayling Island and on one weekend only, with artists from off the island invited to display their work collectively at larger multi artist venues.

The trail did not take place in 2022 or 2021 due to covid considerations.


In 2022, the name changed to Hayling Island Arts Trail, to give a real sense of identity to the artists who garner inspiration from the beautiful Island where we live and work. 

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Works by Karen Morling

Trail Brochure

A Trail Guide is produced which has a clear map and information about each of the artists taking part.

Your exploration of the trail doesn’t have to begin at number one, you can begin at any artist venue that interests you.  


Take a break at one of the numerous coffee shops, or even sample delicious home made cakes at an artist venue, then carry on the next day if you choose. You decide who you wish to see, and there is so much to see! 


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Photo by Mike Johnson

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