The Arts Society Costa del Sol aims to delight, challenge and inform a discerning public about Art in all its diversity, including the heritage of Spain where so many of us have made our home. As they say, Art knows no linguistic boundaries and at the last count our members encompassed fifteen nationalities.

Formerly the Costa del Sol Decorative and Fine Arts Society (DFAS), The Arts Society Costa del Sol was established in 1988, part of a global network of local Societies and the first of its kind in Spain.

Our illustrated art lectures run from October through to May, covering a wide variety of artistic and cultural interests. During the lecture season we offer our members many opportunities to socialise – at after lecture drinks and dinners, Christmas lunch, end of season dinner dance and our Members’ Forum. Our cultural day trips and excursions to various parts of Spain and abroad are carefully researched and very popular.

Come and join us – you will be very welcome!

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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.

How to Become a Member

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 2023/2024 Programme

We’re delighted to introduce you to our new Programme of art lectures:

What have we prepared for you this 2023-2024 season?  Scroll down the page and click on the images to find out.
Our travel programme will be added at a later date.

October 2023

January 2024

April 2024

November 2023

February 2024

May 2024

December 2023

March 2024

Travel & Day Trips 2023/2024

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.

We’re Really Sociable!

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