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 15 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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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 2020/2021 Programme

We’re delighted to introduce you to our 2020/2021 Programme of art lectures which this season, because of Covid 19, may sometimes be streamed using Zoom.  

This season offers our Society various challenges because of Covid 19. It is our intention to present our lectures in the Salon Varietés, if it is safe and proper to do so. If not then we will stream them using Zoom to all our Members, and Guests too, on payment of a small fee, so that no one misses out on the wonderful selection of lectures that have been chosen for you.

As a bonus, The Arts Society House are offering FOUR lectures, once a month from September to December, FREE to ALL MEMBERS OF THE ARTS SOCIETY, and these will be broadcasted via You Tube, live and only available to watch at that time. By becoming a member you will have 12 lectures for the price of  a 50€ Membership Fee.  What are you waiting for?

For more information about these four lectures and about Zoom please go to this page .

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Travel & Day Trips 2020/2021

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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