Welcome to LBAS.

Welcome to Leighton Buzzard Art Society (LBAS).

 “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” Thomas Merton

Upcoming Events

Please see our meeting schedule here

Please sign up for our regular newsletters here

We meet in a large hall, with plenty of room for the demonstrator and audience. The work is projected onto a large screen above the demonstrator so even minute details may be observed during the demonstration. There is a refreshment break part way through when the audience are encouraged to go and look at the work close up and talk to the demonstrator directly. 

Leighton Buzzard Art Society is an active and friendly community group. Full membership is open to anyone aged 14* 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. Usually a close up of the work is projected onto a large screen so everybody can see what the artist is doing. 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 7.45pm on the third Thursday of each month except August.

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

Click here for dates and details of meetings.

*(Aged 14 – 16 must be accompanied by an adult member)


Our physical meetings are usually held at
Gilbert Inglefield Academy,
Vandyke Road
Leighton Buzzard

next to Vandyke Upper School. There is on-site parking. The demonstration is projected on a screen and a sound system ensures that everyone cansee and hear. The room is spacious and comfortable, tea and coffee are served in the interval (50p).

Click here for dates and details of meetings.


Our membership year runs from January
The annual fee for 2024 will be £30 (this is a reduction of £5 on the 2022 price due to LBAS haveing a good year and a reflection of the cost of living crisis)

Other members in the same household now pay £15, so effectively couples membership for 2023 is £45
Non-member guests are very welcome to physical meetings £6 at the door. We may occasionally charge more to help cover the costs of a more expensive demonstrator. Please check the information against each meeting in the Calendar

Membership entitles you to a range of benefits:

  • Eleven meetings a year (previously 9), 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 our Monthly LBAS Competition
  • 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
  • The opportunity to join our ‘Make Art Together’ Days. these are untutored sessions where we can paint draw etc in a social environment
  • Option to join our WhatsApp Social Group
  • Option to join our sketchbook penpal project
  • Free Life Drawing Sessions

Click here to go to a page with an online membership 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.

LBAS held its annual exhibition Oct 27th – 29th at All Saints Church

The event was wonderfully successful with many visitors, lots of art sold, many new members and a great atmosphere throughout the day.
The venue of the beautiful church was ideal, especially as they have such a wonderful cafe (tremendous homemade cake!)
You can see images here