The Arts Society of West suffolk (formally West Suffolk DFAS) was founded in 1972 and is a Registered Charity (Charity Number 281081). We are proud that The Duchess of Grafton is our President. Currently we have almost 300 members and a short waiting list, but we always warmly welcome visitors and prospective members and provide a Welcome Desk for this very purpose.

Our aim is to give members the opportunity to make friends with people with similar artistic interests, as well as providing the opportunity for members to enjoy stimulating and interesting lectures, study days and outings which will increase their knowledge and understanding of the decorative and fine arts. In addition, we organise Visits to art galleries, museums and places of special historic, architectural, cultural or topical interest.

Our involvement is also extensive in activities such as Church Trails, Church Recording, Heritage Volunteers & Young Arts. We also arrange short tours in the United Kingdom.