About us

Our monthly meetings are usually held at 7.30pm, on the third Thursday of the month at Allhallowgate Methodist Church Hall, Ripon HG4 1LG (entrance on Victoria Grove). Go to the 'Links' section for a link to a map.

You do not have to be an artist to become a member. Painting is our principal interest but for non painters we also hold art history lectures (see the programme page). In addition there are regular exhibitions of our work.

Casual visitors are warmly welcomed at our monthly meetings for the cost of just £5 per evening, students in full time education are welcome to attend free of charge (tea/coffee and biscuits are provided free during the interval) Many of our existing members came initially as visitors- liked what they saw and heard and joined as annual members.

Membership subscription is only £30 per year (£5 to students in full time education) and in addition to the meetings enables you to enter your work at our exhibitions and also to obtain 10% discount on purchases at Jespers, Oxford St. Harrogate, framing at David Harrison, Bondgate Lane, Ripon, and card printing at Dalesgate Press Ltd., Black Swan Yard, Ripon.
(Discounts will only be given on production of your membership card).

Self-run practical workshops using the media of your choice take place weekly in the Ripon area and details of these are available via Ripon Arts. The emphasis is on developing your skills as an artist and every session finishes with a critical, but friendly, appraisal by other members of the workshops.

Why not come to one of our meetings, enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, perhaps learn something new, and see whether our activities are of interest to you. You can be assured of a warm welcome.

See the Programme section of the website for our current programme