The Arts Society Isle of Wight

(Member society of NADFAS)

We are a friendly society and offer a warm welcome to new members.

Our aims are to promote the appreciation of decorative and fine arts and the preservation of our artistic heritage.  The Isle of Wight daytime Society was founded in 1982. 

Our 2017-18 season will start with the New Members Coffee Morning and AGM on Tuesday 26th September 2017.  Our new season's Lectures start on Tuesday 3rd October 2017 and continue through to June 2018, go to the Lectures section to view the programme.  In addition we organise Visits to places of interest, in-depth Study days and Tours at home and abroad, details are under the appropriate heading.   

 Application forms to join the Society may be printed by going to the 'About Us' page and then clicking on documents to download the application form or contact us by email.

Lesley Stannard


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Welcome to our new brand - The Arts Society Isle of Wight

On 17th May 2017 at our AGM, the Arts Society replaced NADFAS as our operating name.

Chief Executive, Florian Schweizer, explained the reasoning behind the change:

"After 50 years we needed to evolve to keep up with changing times in order to reach out to more people, in more places.  The Arts Society isn't a radical change though.  We wanted something that better communciates who we are, what we do and what we mean to our members.  A big part of that is social, hence - 'Society', and an even bigger part is the arts - thus: 'The Arts'."

Here on the Island your Committee is dedicated to continue to run our society in as enjoyable way as possible.  As you will see we have lots of interesting and fun events planned for our 36th season.