Harrogate & Nidderdale Art Club

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Club Nights

The club meets on Thursday evenings between 7 and 9 p.m. from the first Thursday in September running through to the last Thursday in June. We have a structured programme of activities throughout the year including: demonstrations, life models, still life, workshops, talks and slide shows. In the summer we have a number of 'plein air' sessions.


New members of all abilities are welcome with no prerequisites just a love of painting. It's a great way to further your interest in art and also to make new friends.


How To Find Us

Club night meetings are held at Harrogate Grammar School, Arthurs Avenue, Harrogate, HG2 0DZ.

Click here for a map of how to find us.


Social Events

We hold two main social events each year. The Summer Social at the end of the Summer term and a Club dinner at the end of the Winter term.



Exhibitions are held in the Spring and Autumn each year at Ripley Town Hall.To contact our art Club please see the Contacts Page

A Brief History

The Harrogate and Nidderdale Art Club was founded in 1936 by thirteen artists calling themselves the 'Harrogate Group of Artists'. Then in 1948 its name changed to the 'Nidderdale Art Club'. The club has grown and developed ever since and is now known as the 'Harrogate and Nidderdale Art Club', and boasts nearly 100 members and has Sir Thomas Ingilby of Ripley Castle as its patron.


The ages of club members run the full range, and levels of expertise run from novice to professional. The club prides itself in its heritage, but affords itself the opportunity to relish all that is modern as well.


The Harrogate and Nidderdale Art Club is a private company, limited by guarantee, and registered in England and Wales (registered number7429919).  Its registered office is 19, Cookridge Street, Leeds LS2 3AG.

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Unfortunately due to the current situation all meetings and exhibitions

are postponed until further notice.

However we do have an online gallery of paintings produced by our members during the lockdown period. Click here to view the paintings.