If you are interested in the Fine Arts and you live in the Chilterns, our Society may be for you.

We invite you to explore this website to find out more about our activities. The Arts Society Chiltern  has grown from a small group set up by Patricia Fay that first met in 1965 to study and enjoy the Fine Arts and antiques, to a thriving society of 300 members.

The original concept of promoting education, appreciation and conservation in the Fine Arts grew and led to the formation of many other societies and to the setting up of the national and worldwide NADFAS.

We meet for regular lectures on art-related subjects given by outstanding speakers; we have study days, day trips to venues of interest and cultural tours; and we have many volunteering opportunities in helping to preserve our heritage, as well as promoting Young Arts programmes. Come and join us!

For information on the national organisation, please click on this link -


The Arts Society Chiltern welcomes new members. click here

  L A T E S T     N E W S  

 A reception to pay tribute to Barbara Cullimore MBE, Vice-President and Heritage Volunteers Leader, hosted by her daughter Nicky Leitch, was held following the lecture on 27 June, 2019. A moving eulogy given by Barbara's close friend, Chris Stanners, can be found here  

Please click here to read a vignette of Barbara Cullimore, which appeared in an April 14, 2018 Country Life Magazine article "50 Years of the Art Society".

The article can also be found by going to "Our Society" and then "Documents" 

Please keep an eye out for the Volunteering section of the website as we are always looking out for members who would like to get more involved in the organisation of the Society.