Above:  Gallery 11 New Walk Museum and Art Gallery.  Photograph courtesy of Countryside la Vie

We are a society of artists living working and studying in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.  With more than 150 members, all practising visual artists, we represent many perspectives on art.

The Society was founded by imaginative forward thinking artists in 1881.  We have been known for over 140 years for our pioneering practice.  We value our heritage and legacy and proudly continue this creative tradition and innovative outlook. We are committed to sharing and developing individual and original art.

We are artist-led and do not receive funding, relying on support of members and exhibition sponsors.

In our annual exhibition you will discover art shown for the first time in Leicestershire and discover new directions in our occasional themed exhibitions. 

Elected members on our LSA Council create our themes and install our shows.  We have three officers elected annually, and nine Council members who serve a three year term. Every year, three Council members are replaced so we benefit continuously from both experience and new ideas.

Visual artists living working or studying in Leicestershire or Rutland, or having a strong connection to the area, can apply for membership of the Society.  Find out more about the application process here.