Calling all artists

Until January 2021, we’re calling on artists to create and submit vibrant and dazzling designs for our elephant sculptures which will make up The Big Trunk Trail.

What an amazing spectacle it will be to see over 30 beautifully designed giant elephants trumpet along the free, fun and family-friendly art trail around Luton’s key landmarks, streets and open spaces, bringing together the community for one unforgettable jumbo event.

Every sculpture on The Big Trunk Trail will be decorated with its own piece of unique artwork – showcasing the wealth of artistic talent on offer in Luton and beyond.

The designs will be shortlisted before the final artwork is hand-picked by our sponsors and brought to life by the artists for display over 11 weeks in the summer of 2021. Any artist is welcome to submit designs – whether established or just starting out, from the Luton area or farther afield. The deadline for submissions is midnight on Monday 1 January 2021.

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Download the artist brief

Artist Brief

Submit your design

Artist Submission Form

If you have any questions or require support with your submission, please email


Big Trunk Trail Luton 2021

Big Trunk Trail Luton 2021