Made in Preston, the website about Preston, Lancashire

Art in Preston and the Surrounding Area

Preston has a wide range of art groups including many newer which we'll catch up with sometime.

The Harris Museum & Art Gallery

Pauline in the yellow dress

Preston's main art exhibition. It contains fine, modern and decorative art, sculpture, costume and textiles, history and photography. Modern and digital art.

It's free to enter and is open every day, please check the special exhibitions on the web-site.

Read more on our Harris Museum and Art Gallery Page.


Preston Arts Society

Preston Art Society was founded in 1960 to encourage the enjoyment, appreciation and practice of the visual arts and to develop acquaintance between amateur and professional artists.

Preston Arts Association

Visit their website. Good range of links to local art organisations.

University of Central Lancashire

UCLan prides itself on producing industry leaders and the impact of the School of Art, Design and Fashion and its students falls well beyond the campus limits. The high quality, professional work completed within the School is recognised by real-world businesses who regularly commission live projects from its courses.

Lancashire Arts and Crafts Guild

Visit their website. Recently visited their touring exhibition in Lytham and there is some good work.

Fylde Decorative and Fine Art Society

With 250 members. 'It is not just about painting. We?are interested in?sculpture, architecture, jewellery, ceramics, glass, poster art, mosiacs, ? just about anything that involves good design. We are not practitioners ? at least most of us aren?t ? we do have some artists among us. We are mostly about learning, appreciating and understanding.'

Creative Lancashire

Support for Lancashire Art from Creative Lancashire a government funded group. Visit their website.

Lytham St Anne's Art Society


Lytham Heritage Group

Not particularly art related but many of the exhibitions at Lytham Heritage Centre, Henry Street, are artistic.


Garstang Art Society


Blackpool Art Society

Formed in 1884.

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