The Arts Society South Devon is one of over 300 member societies of The Arts Society.

The South Devon Society was founded in 1977 and currently has around 250 members living in Plymouth and the surrounding area. Our aim is to inform and interest people through the appreciation and study of decorative and fine arts including painting and painters, music and musicians, literature, furniture, mosaics, and architecture from around the world, through an extensive lecture and visit programme. We also provide the opportunity for children and young people to become involved in creative art activity through Young Arts and Children's Trail projects and for members of all ages, the opportunity, to become involved with heritage and conservation projects.

Please go to our Volunteering page to see latest news of Children's Trails and Young Arts projects.

‚ÄčFor booking forms and other documents, please click 'Our Society' for the dropdown menu and then click on 'Documents'.

Please note that our new domain name is:

And our email address is:

Please note that we have changed the Lecture Feedback system so that you now enter a password rather than your email address. The password will be sent to you after the lecture.

South Devon Society News and Events

Please look at our News page to see the book 'Fifty Treasurers of the South West' and The Arts Society Pins that are both available to purchase in the foyer before our lectures.

Please look under 'Volunteering' for latest Trails of Discovery and Young Arts updates. Under documents you can find the latest Town Trail for Tavistock, and two recently presented Church Trails.   

We have tickets available to attend two Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra concerts at Plymouth Guildhall. The dates are Saturday 2nd November 2019 and Wednesday 5th February 2020. Please contact Jim Stevens to book.

Please look under Study Days to see full details of the South West Area Special Interest Day in Tiverton on 17th October 2019. The Anatomy of Collecting: Great collectors and their collections, fakes & forgeries plus personal appraisals of members’ own objects with Marc Allum, Antiques Roadshow Specialist.

Please see the News Page for details of other Area Special Interest Days. 

2017-2018 Society Documents. Please look in Documents under 'Our Society' to view the minutes of the 2018 AGM and the accounts for the year 2018-19.