In the 1970’s a small group of art enthusiasts met at Wallace House, then later at the Methodist Church Hall, under the name of Vale of Evesham Society of Artists. At this time the Society had a ‘twinning’ arrangement with an art group in Melsungen in Germany. Then in 1987 the name was changed to EVESHAM ART SOCIETY. Once the change from afternoon meetings to monthly evening meetings was made, the membership rapidly increased.
In 2016, the name has again changed to Vale of Evesham Art Society (VofEAS), as the members are now spread across The Vale, living in the surrounding villages.
Since 2000 the Society has been meeting at the Friends’ Meeting House in Cowl Street in Evesham on the third Wednesday of each month between 7.30 and 9.30 pm. The membership averages around 60, and forms a good mix of artists of all standards. We enjoy a varied programme of activities which include demonstrations in all media, talks, practical sessions and social events.
Demonstrations and Art Groups:
The VofEAS holds monthly art demonstrations as well as occasional workshops which you are welcome to attend as a member (extra meeting fees are applicable).
One major EXHIBITION is held once a year to promote the Society and the sale of members’ work. This normally runs over 5 days at Easter and is opened with a preview evening, where you can meet the artists and chat to them about their work. In 2021, the exhibition will be on the August bank holiday weekend.