Our Society was founded in October 1944 and is currently celebrating its 75th anniversary. The society exists to encourage the practice and appreciation of the visual arts in the Lichfield area by providing opportunities for local artists of all abilities to meet, develop their skills and exhibit their artwork.

Members work in a wide range of artistic mediums that includes painting in oils, watercolours and acrylics, drawing with pencils and pastels, mixed media, print-making, creating digital artwork and making three-dimensional objects in wood, clay, glass, stone, metal and fabric.

What we do.


On the second Wednesday of each month, guest professional artists demonstrate their skill in different mediums, share useful tips and answer members’ questions.

Painting Evenings

On the fourth Wednesday of each month, members get together to draw and paint, discuss their latest activities and share their progress in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.


Under the guidance of an experienced artist, members meet for all-day practical sessions to develop their techniques in a range of chosen subjects and mediums.


Visits to exhibitions, festivals and museums outside the Lichfield area enable members to experience some of the country’s most interesting and important art collections.

Society Handbook Click on the image to the left for essential information about our Society and an overview of our scheduled events and future activities.

Where to find us Our main meetings take place at Saxon Hill Academy, Lichfield. Click on the photo to see exactly where that is and how to find and contact us.

The Lichfield Society of Artists  

was founded in October 1944 

and held its first public exhibition in June 1945 

Click on the image to the right to view a digital copy of 

‘A History of the Lichfield Society of Artists in Pictures’. 

This publication is on sale at 

The Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum Bookshop

(priced £10)


The historic city of Lichfield and its environs provide inspiration for a thriving art community.

Our partners in the community: We work closely with other art societies, local voluntary organisations, charities, civic bodies, eduction establishments and public service organisations for the mutual benefit of the Society and the wider community.  We gratefully acknowledge the external funding assistance we have received from ‘We Love Lichfield’ and from ‘Lichfield Conduit Lands Trust’ to support our Society’s contributions to the cultural life of Lichfield and the wider Staffordshire area.

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