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Lyme Bay Arts is a community organisation dedicated to providing mentoring, confidence-building and showing opportunities to artists and craftspeople of all levels of experience.

Become a Friend of LBA

This year, we are re-launching our membership support scheme, and would like to invite you to join us now as a Friend of Lyme Bay Arts. For only £30 (£40 for you ‘Plus One’) you will be joining a network of like-minded people who love the visual arts, helping us to create opportunities for artists and makers, to realise our ambitious programme of exhibitions and events, and to ensure our stability and accessibility continues long into the future to benefit our local community. For further information about the benefits of membership, or to join online, please click the link below, which takes you to our sister site:

Join Us – Sou’-Sou’-West Gallery and Shop

If you just want to keep in touch with our exhibition schedule, you can sign up to our mailing list here: you can also see past mailings on this page.

We are on InstagramFacebook and Twitter too. @lymebayarts.

Some reasons to join us

  • Prioritised access to exhibitions and events
    Opening to 19:00 for Friends on the first Wednesday of every show.  Booking essential.
  • Friends’ discounts
    Treat yourself in SSW Shop with our supporter promotion codes to gain discounts on exclusive items (online and in store)
  • Stay in touch
    Keep abreast with ‘What’s On’ at SSW, sent quarterly.

We will also send you regular emails with behind-the-scenes information about current and upcoming shows, advance notice of creative activities and opportunities, alerts to new products and collections in the SSW Shop and early access to online exhibitions.

Why the change from members or associates?

The changing nature of participation as our reach grew meant we had to make the difficult decision to move away from our previous membership model, which was no longer practical to deliver.  We based our ‘Friends’ scheme on what we felt we could confidently and consistently deliver to our supporters, whatever challenges 2022 might present.   We also wanted to open it up to all people who wanted to support us, whether they be artists, makers, art lovers, or people who simply believe in what we do.

By no means did we wish to diminish the creative membership community that has developed over the years.  However, we felt that we were unable still to offer certain benefits of the former membership, as our post-pandemic organisation has had to adapt and change.

With no Members’ Open programmed in 2022, no automatic submission of cards and prints, and limited options to hold large social events, we knew our offering had to change – hence the Friends scheme.

 We hope we can build a broad network of Friends who are interested in the work we do and have a passion for the visual arts, helping us to continue to create opportunities for artists and makers, to realise our ambitious programme of exhibitions and events, and to ensure our stability and accessibility continues long into the future to benefit our local community.

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