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Light the South Art Trail 2024

From July 2024 get ready to explore Southampton and Cowes like never before! Discover 40 8ft  lighthouses, and 40 mini lighthouses on the Light the South art trail.

Designed by some of the UK’s most talented artists, schools, and community groups, these unique sculptures will take you on a cultural tour of Southampton and Cowes on the Isle of Wight, letting you discover and engage with our region like never before!

Family friendly trail

Our lighthouses will form a family-friendly trail of discovery for both local people and visitors to enjoy and explore. This outdoor trail is open to everyone, and we hope that as many people as possible will explore all or parts of the full accessible trail.

Like real lighthouses, each of our lighthouse sculptures is unique through its design and sponsorship by a business or individual.

Sponsor a lighthouse today!

A beacon of art and showcase of talent

With the Southampton art trail 2024, we invite you to witness the radiance of Southampton and Cowes as they sparkle with artistic brilliance featuring artists from not only across the south coast, but from all over the UK. 

The adventurous trail will shine a light on Southampton and Cowes as a place to visit, work, and play, whilst injecting fun and colour to the streets. Join us as we connect hearts, and paint a vibrant tapestry that proudly represents the spirit of Southampton and Cowes.

Meet our Artists

Together we are award-winning.

Winner – 2023 2023 Year of Culture Project, Leeds Compassionate City Awards

Finalist – Best Arts or Cultural Event, New Zealand Events Awards 2023

Finalist – Best Use of Event or Community Fundraising Initiative, Scottish Fundraising Awards 2023

Community Initiative of the Year, IOM Newspapers Awards for Excellence 2022 – Hospice Isle of Man

Special Recognition Award, Kent Charity Awards 2022 – Heart of Kent Hospice

Campaign of the Year, Scottish Charity Awards 2022 – Leuchie House

Commendation – Mobile/App Design Award, Scottish Design Awards 2022 – Blue 2

Finalist – NZEA Best Event Creative 2021 – Publica

Silver – Gov Design Awards 2021 – RCH Foundation & Alexander Know

Bee in the City, Manchester – Best Event, Manchester Culture Awards 2019

Winner – Event of the Year, PPA Scottish Magazine Awards 2019

Best Event of the Year, PR Moment Awards 2019

Finalist, Family Event of the Year, Norfolk and Suffolk Tourism Awards 2019

Glasgow Inspiring City Awards, Art and Culture Award Winner 2019

Bee in the City, Manchester – App of the Year, Prolific North Awards 2019

Sally-Ann Wilkinson – Manchester BEE Award, Inspiring Women Awards 2019

Event of the Year and Charity Award Finalist, PRCA Dare Awards 2019

Best Not-for-Profit Event, New Zealand Events Association Awards 2018

Best Art Event / Exhibition, CityLife Awards 2018

Leading Live Event, This is Manchester Awards 2018

People’s Choice Award, Norfolk Arts Awards 2018

Special Recognition Award at Sheffield Business Awards 2017

Best One Off Event, New Zealand Events Association Awards 2015

Best Event or Festival, Aberdeen City and Shire Tourism Awards 2015

Tourism Event of the Year, Bristol Tourism and Hospitality Awards 2013

Tourism Event of the Year, English Riviera & South Devon Tourism Awards 2013

Finalist, Australian Event Awards 2013

Get involved with this unique and creative event to promote your business, drive customers to your door, and support one of Southampton and Cowes much-loved charities.

  • Be part of an event which brings thousands of visitors to your local community.
  • Improve brand awareness for your business or organisation in a unique and memorable way that will get everyone talking.
  • Build a feel-good factor among your employees, customers and stakeholders.
  • Align your business with a well-respected local charity which provides vital services for people in your local community.
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5,400+

Sculptures Created

135+

Events Delivered

12m+

Participants Attended

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