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30 years of the SAA - 1992-2022

This September, we're launching our 30th anniversary celebrations, and we want you to get involved, pick up a paintbrush and get inspired!

September will be our 30th Anniversary, and we have lots of exciting plans that we hope will inspire everyone to pick up a paintbrush and get painting!

Throughout September, we’re going to be seeing a 30-minute painting challenge, which we welcome everyone to share with us by uploading their painting to our online gallery – we’ll even share a selection in a digital gallery at our Artists of the Year exhibition in late September. As well as the exhibition of winning work, we will be holding live workshops at the Nottingham Society of Artists’ venue (read more here).

We’re also asking our professional artists to either livestream to Facebook, or join us at SAA HQ to take part in a 30-minute painting challenge, and inspire everyone to paint along with them.

Alongside the painting challenge, we are going to be compiling lots of 
fun activities for you to get involved with, and share along the way, 
● 30 ways to dispel your artist’s block
● 30 art things to try
● Art bingo, on social media… and more to be announced

But it’s not just for September. Many of these activities will run throughout the whole of our 30th year.  We'll be posting our calendar of activity as soon as everything is confirmed.