Our parent organisation The Art Society is a voluntary arts education charity with 330 societies in UK and Europe with 90,000 members worldwide. The Art Society Cavendish was founded in 1985 by an enthusiastic group of local people, many of whom are still members contributing to the activities and enjoying the varied programme.

Come and meet some like minded people ……
The Art Society Cavendish offers a range of activities

8 lectures each year, during September – November and January – May.
The venue is the Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton.

  • Study Days
  • Day Visits
  • Cultural Tours at home and abroad

Volunteer Groups doing valuable recording and conservation projects

  • Church Recording
  • Heritage and conservation
  • Educational enterprise and events
  • Young Arts education

There is often a waiting list for membership. To join the list and apply for membership, please download and return the application form.

To download the renewal form for existing members please click this link.

Our header image is The Crescent, Buxton by J. Smith 1837, oil. Image courtesy of Derbyshire County Council: Buxton Museum and Art Gallery.

Click here to read the September 2019 Newsletter


Members of the Cavendish, Sheffield, Hallamshire and Dove Valley Decorative and Fine Arts Societies are cordially invited to

The luncheon will be held at EAST LODGE HOTEL, ROWSLEY DE4 2EF
on Thursday 7th November 2019 – 12.00 for 12.30 p.m.
Tickets £42.00 each.

Here is a link to the menu and invitation.

We had to switch from Hassop Hall because of a change in their operation and that news will certainly have disappointed members. But East Lodge Rowsley looks like a very appropriate alternative and we hope it will be to your liking.

Our speaker will be Emma Paragreen on Sheffield Plate: a particular interest for many of us.

2019 sees the bicentenary of John Ruskin’s birth on 8 February, 1819 and there is a lot happening in Sheffield and London. Click here to read more.