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 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.

Threre is an opportunity to join art historian Dr Geri Parlby on a fascinating artistic journey across Europe from the High Renaissance to the birth of Mannerism. Every piece of art can tell a story if you know how to read the clues!
A six week course is to be held at Tavistock URC from 14.30 – 16.30 on Tuesdays this summer. For full details please look under Documents on Our Society page.

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

2017-2018 Society Documents. Please look in Documents under 'Our Society' to view the minutes of the 2018 AGM.