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.

Latest news about our society will be displayed here:

The Winter Dinner will be on Wednesday 13 November in the Rose Room, Petersfield Festival Hall: 7.00 for 7.30pm

Tickets are £65 each to include a three course meal, wine, pre-dinner fizz and entertainment by renowned soprano Alexandra Stevenson.

Dress code: Black tie or dark suit

Tickets will go on sale from April.