Welcome to the Arts Society Ayrshire

The society was founded in 1987 as Ayrshire Decorative and Fine Arts Society.  In 2017 we rebranded when The National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts became The Arts Society.

We offer a wide ranging programme of lectures incorporating many branches of the arts.

Also visits to places of particular interest are organised as well as a social programme.  We are a friendly and welcoming society;  tea and coffee being available after lectures to allow members to meet and chat.  There is at least one social event per year in addition.

Members can offer to become Heritage Volunteers, who are currently working with South Ayrshire Museums.  Our Young Arts programme offers young people the opportunity to participate in and  learn about the arts.

Latest News

Our planned events are given in the Visits section of the website.


Lectures scheduled for April, May, and June, have had to be cancelled. All other lectures are under consideration. Members will be kept up to date by email.

The provisional booking for a visit to the Charles Mackie Exhibition in Edinburgh, scheduled for the 5th October 2020, has also been put on hold.