Welcome to The Arts Society Mendip

We are a group of people who have an interest in and enjoy the arts in general. Our Society is affiliated to The Arts Society (TAS).

Our objective, through lectures and visits, is to broaden our knowledge and enjoyment of the decorative and visual arts. At illustrated lectures we hear experts, chosen for their knowledge, presentational skills and entertainment value, speak on a huge variety of topics: architecture, artists and designers, china, glass, painting, music, furniture, sculpture, jewellery …. and much more, covering prehistory to modern times. The visits may include country houses, exhibitions, gardens and places of interest.

For those who enjoy hearing about a subject in greater depth, we have Study Days which allow the speaker more time on his subject.

This website shows the full extent of our activities so, why not take the time to have a tour and perhaps we’ll see you at one of our meetings?

Joining The Arts Society Mendip

If you enjoy high quality decorative and fine art events and would like to join us go to ‘About Us’ ‘Joining Us’ for more details


The Calling Notice for the AGM 2018 together with supporting papers, the Minutes of the previous AGM, the Agenda and Summary of proposed changes to the Constitution and Rules of the Society may be found under the Our Society/Documents section

New Visit for Tuesday 10th July to Powderham Castle and Castle Drogo. Information and Application form now available - See Visits Section.

Treasurer . Unfortunately Tony Lane is unable to take up the post of Treasurer. Christopher Stonehouse has agreed to take on this task for a limited time to enable another candidate to be found.

Change of lecture cycle dates: See the full Chairman's letter in the News Section, describing the need to change the lecture cycle to run from September to June, starting in 2018,

Please note that our new domain name is:

And our email address is: