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The Denbighshire Art Society was formed in 1940 in Colwyn Bay, then in Denbighshire. Hence the (original) name, but had to close 2 years later when its premises were requisitioned by the Ministry of Food. In 1947 many temporary premises were found in Colwyn Bay including a derelict farm building, and a ‘sanatorium’ guide hut and store at Penrhos College. Eventually the Denbighshire Art Society moved into its permanent home at 10 Penrhos Road, Colwyn Bay. In 1995 a new studio extension was opened by the Minister of State for Wales, so that the society can run its own art classes, lectures and demonstrations by guest artists, as well as its own annual summer art show. The society is one of the oldest in Wales and is unique to us (apart from the Royal Cambrian Academy), in that we own our ‘studio’ premises. Our membership consists of practicing artists and art teachers, retired and honorary members, and one who is member of the Royal Cambrian Academy. The society operates a full yearly programme events in its ‘studio’ and is also open during the week for classses in painting landscape, life classes, portrait, still life and abstract, etc. The society has a rolling programme of exhibitions and organises and runs an ‘Art Fest’ in Llandudno every summer.