Blackburn Artists' Society


Blackburn Artists' Society was formed in 1946 to promote, in a friendly setting, the appreciation and practice of all forms of art and to give members the opportunity to exhibit and sell their works.

We are a society that, while striving for a high standard of art and having a distinguished record of achievement, welcomes into its ranks all with an interest in art, whatever their ability or experience.

The society meets weekly on Thursday evenings

(except in Summer months) from 7pm to 9pm

in St. Gabriel's Parish Hall, off Brownhill Drive,

Blackburn, BB1 9QS

See 'How to Find Us' for a map.

The indoor Thursday evening meetings attempt to inspire members through demonstrations, illustrated talks, discussions and, most frequently, informal working sessions for which a topic or theme is suggested or a model laid on. On summer evenings we go out weekly on location. We sometimes have full-day workshops in picturesque settings (usually on a Saturday, maybe three or four times a year). For the current timetable of evening meetings see 'Programme' and for late-breaking news select 'Announcements.'

We are always happy to welcome new members. Membership at the present time is around 80, many of whom subscribe only or mainly for the right to exhibit at our shows. Two dozen or so members regularly attend weekly meetings. Membership fees are currently £23 a year but prospective members should feel free to come along for a few Thursday evenings before deciding whether to join. Students and young people are particularly welcome.

For more information please contact Pauline C Warriner on 07568 528 597 or email For website matters only, email

Affiliated to Blackburn with Darwen District Arts Council and the North West Federation of Artists' Societies