Preston has a wide range of art groups including many newer which we'll catch up with sometime.
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.
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.
Visit their website. Good range of links to local art organisations.
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.
Visit their website. Recently visited their touring exhibition in Lytham and there is some good work.
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.'
Support for Lancashire Art from Creative Lancashire a government funded group. Visit their website.
Lytham Heritage Group
Not particularly art related but many of the exhibitions at Lytham Heritage Centre, Henry Street, are artistic.
Formed in 1884. http://www.blackpoolartsociety.co.uk/