Formed in 1978, the Royston Arts Society is a thriving group of more than 100 local people, all of whom share the same interest: painting and the visual arts.
Members of the Society pay an annual fee and for this are entitled to enter the two annual exhibitions, attend all the practical meetings and demonstrations and display work in the library free of any additional charge (apart from a hanging fee for the Members’ Exhibition).
We are a very friendly group who are always happy to welcome and encourage new members and visitors who wish to develop their painting skills. A gallery of paintings by members of the Society is available on our website www.roystonarts.org.uk/?page_id=25
For more information please email:- [email protected] Painting Sessions
We hold informal practical painting sessions on the first and third Tuesdays of most months, between 2.00 and 4.00pm in Market Hill Rooms, Fish Hill, Royston, excepting for August and the third Tuesday in December. Non-members are very welcome to attend, for a fee of £3 per session. Demonstrations
We hold a monthly demonstration featuring professional artists working with a variety of media and subjects. The demo’s take place between 8.00pm and 10.00pm in Market Hill Rooms, Fish Hill, Royston, on the second Friday of each month except August, September, and December. A list of the current year’s programme of demonstrations is available on the RAS website www.roystonarts.org.uk/?page_id=43
Non-members are very welcome to attend, for a fee of £3 per session. Exhibitions
We hold an annual open exhibition towards the end of September. It takes place in Royston Town Hall and is an important part of the annual Royston Arts Festival. There is also a Members’ Exhibition which we hold earlier in the year in Royston Museum and Art Gallery. More information about our exhibitions is available on the RAS website www.roystonarts.org.uk/?page_id=14 Library Display
Royston Arts Society has an on-going display of members’ paintings in the Royston Library. This is refreshed on the first Monday of each month (or the first Tuesday if the Monday is a Bank Holiday). Borrowing Books and DVDs
Royston Arts Society owns a collection of art-related books and DVDs. The collection is stored at Market Hill Rooms where items can be borrowed at no charge by RAS members who attend the painting sessions or demonstrations.Annual General Meeting
Royston Arts Society is run by and exists for its members. The day to day management is carried out by a Committee elected by the Membership. The Annual General Meeting is held in Market Hill Rooms on the second Friday of December between 7.30 and 10.00 pm. This provides the members with an opportunity to participate in the running of the Society. The AGM is followed by a social event.