The Horsforth Arts Society

Horsforth Art Society

Route & Number: Yellow 16

Date / Time: Saturday 2nd July 10 – 4pm

Sunday 3rd July 10 – 4pm

Location:  55 Back Lane

Event: Exhibitions of Art and Woodwork including hands on activities and demonstrations

Art exhibitions showing a selection of work from the Art Society’s members. There will be a variety of hands on drop in activties to try your hand at throughout the weekend. There will be demonstrations of wood working throughout the weekend too.

The Horsforth Arts Society was founded in 1959 by a group of 7 people who were enthusiastic about art, including Harold Snape JP a local councillor and Tom Sykes, a well known local artist. The first meeting place was in Broadway Hall but as membership increased new premises were needed. For some time the Society met in the Mechanics Institute in Town Street Horsforth, but which is now part of the library. As membership increased further the Studio at Back Lane was rented. The Studio which is part of an old stone terrace, has been the home of the Society for more than 30 years.
A number of wood carvers who had been meeting at the Featherbank Centre in Horsforth found that their facilities in the Centre were no longer available. The Society made one of its rooms available for woodcarving which is part of the crafts enjoyed during the day, see activities page. In the room you will see the wood carvers quietly whittling away!
In 2009, the Society celebrated its 50th anniversary and since then the Society has continued to flourish.
The Horsforth Art Society will be exhibiting recent work from the societies members as well as hosting art activities in the main studio and live wood carving demonstrations.

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