About Us

Arina-James

Member Arina James won our competition to design a new logo for the Society in 2014

Welcome to the Grosvenor Art Society and all it offers:

  • Demonstrations and Workshops by visiting professional artists
  • Regular opportunities to paint with other members at all skill levels
  • Opportunities to show and sell your work to the public
  • 3 colourful and informative newsletters each year
  • Annual Society luncheon

The Society was formed at a meeting held in the School of Art Chester on March 5th 1949. The first General meeting was held on Saturday 28th May 1949 and the first Exhibition was held during the Summer of 1950. The Dean and Cathedral authorities had given permission for the Exhibition to be held in the Refectory. With a membership of approximately 80, nearly 200 paintings were on view.

In the intervening years, membership has swelled to 250, and more. The Society now holds two exhibitions a year, each Spring and Autumn, at the Upton-by-Chester Golf club.

Members and guests meet monthly, from September to April, for demonstrations by professional artists held at the Catholic High School in Handbridge, Chester. The demonstrations, on the 3rd Saturday of the month, are often followed by a workshop with the guest artist.

Pleasure painting days are held fortnightly on Tuesdays from September to June in the Ballroom at Upton-by-Chester Golf Club. Members of all abilities enjoy simply getting together to paint.

The Grosvenor Art Society is a long established forum for local amateur and professional artists from Chester, North Wales and surrounding areas, playing an active role in promoting the visual Arts in and around the City of Chester.