New Feature: Arts Newsletter for Wirral, Liverpool and Cheshire

The Grosvenor Art Society is long established and continues to provide a forum for local amateur and professional artists from Chester, North Wales and surrounding areas. We exchange ideas and exhibit our work in and around Chester.

AGM and Demo by Jenny Holland on 29th April 2017.
Jenny will give a short history of the oil pastel and in particular the Sennelier oil pastel which she will be using.
Below are a few examples of her techniques which include sgraffito and mixed with watercolour.
She will demonstrate these techniques and also finish a main piece.

ArtFest 2017

Advance notification of dates for ArtFest 2017 – 15th-17th April 2017


For those interested, please complete the form below and send to Lyn Rodgers at, no later than the end of March 2017. (Tel. 0151 608 1208 for enquiries.)
Patchings Form


The Spring Exhibition 2017

The Society award is shown below (by Roy Alexander)

The Guest Speaker award is shown below (by Graham Kay)

The People's choice award is shown below (by Ronnie Drillsma)


The Grosvenor Art Society is this year celebrating it’s 68th anniversary. It is Chester’s largest Art Society and plays an active role in promoting the visual Arts in and around the City of Chester.
The Society currently has around 280 members covering a range of abilities from beginners to professional Artists, age range approximately 16 years upwards representing a wide range of styles and media.
The Society was formed at a meeting held in the School of Art Chester on March 5th 1949. The first General meeting was held on Saturday 28th May 1949 and the first Exhibition was held during the Summer of 1950. The Dean and Cathedral authorities had given permission for the Exhibition to be held in the Refectory, with a membership of approximately 80, nearly 200 paintings were on view.
Today, the Society holds two Exhibitions annually in the Spring and Autumn at Upton-by-Chester Golf Club. The society meets monthly from September to April for demonstrations by professional artists held on the 3rd Saturday of the month at the Catholic High School, Handbridge. Pleasure painting days are held fortnightly on Tuesdays from September to June in the Ballroom at Upton-by-Chester Golf Club. Outdoor painting days are held fortnightly on Tuesdays from June to August. We also participate in the Chester Food & Lifestyle Festival held during the Easter weekend each year under the ‘ArtFest’ banner.
The Society produces a very informative Newsletter distributed three times a year. Our membership is currently £20 per annum and we welcome new members to join this active and progressive Society. If you would like to join us download the membership form here: GAS membership form.

Use the links on the left for further information, including the latest newsletter. For examples of members paintings click on the "Gallery" links. If GAS members would like their paintings displayed on this website please forward files by e-mail using the "Contacts" link.

GAS Young Persons Policy

This website is published by the Grosvenor Art Society, Please note that the opinions expressed on this website are not necessarily those of the Society.

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