Welcome to the Arts Society Petersfield website. 

The Society is a member of The Arts Society that was founded in 1968 as the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies. The Arts Society works to advance decorative and fine arts education and appreciation, alongside promoting the preservation of artistic heritage. It is a UK-based charity and supports a network of over 360 local societies across the country. In addition, it supports a number of societies in mainland Europe and Australasia.

The Arts Society Petersfield meets monthly on the first Wednesday of the month, except in January and August, for lectures on a broad and diverse range of topics.

Our lectures are given by experienced and highly qualified lecturers who are all experts in their chosen field - a full description can be found under the Lectures tab.

To supplement the monthly lectures, Special Interest Days are arranged twice per year (Spring and Autumn) on which a subject is studied in greater depth. Please see the Special Interest section for further details.

The Society also organises visits to art galleries, museums and places of historic and artistic interest in the UK as well as an annual tour to overseas centres. To find out more, look at the Visits/Tours page.


Home page banner Saturday Shopping at Petersfield Market Square, 1932 by Flora Twort. Reproduced by kind permission of Petersfield Museum.

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Members are reminded that this will start at 09.30 on Wednesday 4 March, before the lecture, which will start at the usual time of 10.50. After the lecture the committee will host a drinks party to welcome new members. All existing members are warmly invited to attend.