Welcome

Welcome to the Leighton Buzzard Art Society

Leighton Buzzard Art Society was founded almost 70 years ago (1956)  and  still has a thriving membership. Full membership is open to anyone aged 18 or over who is interested in art, practising or not, amateur or professional. Guests are welcome at all meetings on payment of an entry fee.

Our activity is centred on our monthly meetings which often feature a demonstration or talk by a professional artist. We aim to cover all areas of interest and different media including oils, watercolour, acrylics, pencil, inks, printing, mixed media and many others.

Meetings take place at 8pm on the third Thursday of each month, from September to May.

  • Our annual exhibition is held at the end of October.  You’ll find details under Diary Dates/Exhibitions.

Click here for dates and details of meetings.

Venue

Meetings are  held at

The Dining Room,
Gilbert Inglefield Academy,
Vandyke Road
Leighton Buzzard
LU7 3FU
situated between next to Vandyke Upper School. There is on-site parking. The demonstration is projected on a screen and a sound system ensures that everyone can hear. The room is spacious and comfortable, tea and coffee are served in the interval.

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Membership

Our membership year runs from September to August.
The annual fee for 2019-20 is £35.
Non-member guests at meetings are asked to pay £6 at the door, but their first visit is free. We may occasionally charge more to help cover the costs of a more expensive demonstrator. Please check the information against each meeting in Diary Dates/Meetings.

Membership entitles you to a range of benefits:

  • Nine meetings a year, with demonstrations by a range of professional artists.
  • The opportunity to show your work at any exhibitions or sales events that we organise, and to sell it if you wish.
  • The opportunity to join in our Monthly LBAS Challenge
  • The opportunity to join us for workshops and events at the discounted member rate
  • Regular newsletters by email, providing up to date information
  • Encouragement from fellow amateur and professional artists.
  • Membership of a local art community

Click here to go to a page with a downloadable membership application form.

Professional Artist Members

Professional and semi-professional artists are welcome to join us, with the benefit of being able to exhibit their work locally, and let members know about their classes and workshops.