The Arts Society Costa del Sol – formerly Costa del Sol Decorative and Fine Arts Society (Dfas) –  was established in 1988, the first Society of its kind in Spain. We are part of a global network of local Arts Societies.  There are 385 throughout the UK, Mainland Europe, Australia and New Zealand, representing a worldwide membersip of nearly 100,000. The Arts Society.

Our objective is to promote the enjoyment, knowledge and awareness of the Arts internationally and to stimulate interest in the cultural heritage of Spain.

Our society is friendly, active and thriving with our members representing 12 nationalities and who are passionate about the Arts. Our illustrated art lectures run from October through to May and cover a wide range of artistic and cultural interests. Everyone is welcome, come and join us!

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About Us

Our society is friendly, active and thriving with our members representing 15 nationalities and who are passionate about the Arts.

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One of the best reasons to join us is the opportunity to meet and share experiences with likeminded people.

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Full Programme

A programme crossing cultures, continents and time. Make sure you mark up your calendar so you don’t miss a single thing.

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Our 2019/2020 Programme

We’re delighted to introduce you to our 2019/2020 Programme of art lectures, travel and social activities.

We’ve a culture packed calendar: Our lectures will Travel to such places as: 18th century Venice with Vivaldi; Seville with Carmen; Cappadocia in Turkey to explore magical Cave Churches and Moorish Morocco to see it through the eyes of western artists.  We will Marvel at Leonardo’s hands, Dame Zaha Hadid’s cutting-edge architecture, and Monet’s gardens.  Our Travel and Day Trips include, after the April Extra Lecture on Charles Rennie Mackintosh, a 6 day trip to Scotland, centred around Glasgow and Edinburgh, and in November, a three day visit to Cádiz, El Puerto Santa Maria, Sanlúcar de Barrameda and Jerez .  Make sure you join us this season for an exhilarating, cultural journey that’s sociable, friendly and sure to inspire you.

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November 2019

February 2020

  • Extra Lecture February 2020

May 2020

December 2019

March 2020

  • Monet & His Gardens Lecture

Travel & Day Trips 2019/2020

Thank you to Our Patrons

We give a heartfelt thank you to all our Patrons. We are fortunate to have their generous support, making it possible for us to attract high quality lecturers – experts in their chosen subjects – to our Society. Visit Our Patrons page for contact details.

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