The Bury St Edmund's Art Society was formed with a successful art exhibition in 1947 with the backing of the Libraries & Museum Committee of the Town Council, followed by an exhibition at the School of Art Building, Cornhill, Bury St Edmund's in 1948. The 4th exhibition of West Suffolk artists took place at the Town Hall, Cornhill, Bury St Edmunds in 1950 and in 1952 a new Art Gallery was opened in the School of Art which had formerly been occupied by the Fire Service.Over 73 years later in 2020, it’s still an active and welcoming Society, promoting artists and their work. Members include people from all walks of life and include professionals, experienced or amateur artists. They work in an ever-widening range of media, including drawing, watercolours, oils, acrylics, pastels, mixed media, pen & ink, linocut, printmaking, sculpture and woodcut.
We have visiting artist demonstrators every month using a variety of media, professionals who can answer your questions about e.g. what frames or paper to use, as well as an annual critique session of members’ work which has become more popular over the years.

If we enough members we usually try and arrange a coach trip in the Spring to the Mall Galleries in London. Seats may be available for guests, so keep a watch for the 2021 date and book early to avoid disappointment.

As well as exhibiting at our annual Art Exhibition held in Bury St Edmunds, members have the opportunity to promote their work on their own Gallery pages of the Society’s website, so take advantage of membership now

We look forward to meeting you at some or all of our meetings and you’re also welcome as a visitor before you join, for an entrance fee of £3 at any of our meetings which are held at the

The Southgate Centre, Heron Road, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 2QA
where we meet on the 2nd Thursday of every month from 7pm to 9pm

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