It is our intention to hold our annual summer exhibition this year, which is also the 25th Anniversary of FOLAS (Friends of the Lake Artists Society). Please await further information which will be posted as soon as it is available. Thank you


We welcome you to the Lake Artists Society, founded in 1904 by artist W.G.Collingwood who was also secretary to the well known John Ruskin, of Coniston.

Our present elected membership is limited to 45 artists residing in Cumbria, including the English Lake District, the Northern Pennines, and the Cumbrian Dales.

The Summer Exhibition, held in Grasmere Hall, is on for 6 weeks, attracting thousands of visitors every year. We encourage non-members to exhibit their paintings and sculpture with us. Awards are given by local business sponsors and presented to artists of merit. Exhibiting with us can lead to elected membership.

President: Kevin Chester
Vice-President: Rachel Gibson
*Council Elect:
Danny Clahane
Fiona Clucas
Graham Twyford

*The Council changes every year

To find out more about the society and its exhibitions contact the secretary Carol Lansberry