Herefordshire Art & Craft Society, affectionately known as HACS, was founded in 1922 and is open to everyone who loves or practises the arts in Herefordshire.

HACS members work in a huge variety of media, both 2D and 3D. Everyone is welcome to join whether they have an interest in the arts or practice of art and craft.  HACS members include creatives who choose to call themselves beginners, dabblers, hobbyists, amateurs, semi-professionals, professionals and art historians.


Talk to other creatives


We meet each month at The Courtyard, Edgar Street, Hereford, HR4 9JR, usually on the first Tuesday.  We have coffee and you will hear about our up-coming events and exhibitions. There is often a short talk or demonstration by a HACS member or others who are connected with the arts. Our next meeting is at 11.00 on Tuesday 8th January. We are having a Christmas meal at Gilbies on Wednesday 19th December – details have been sent to members.

HACS is now offering ‘HACS After Dark’, an evening social gathering at Gilbies Bar & Bistro, Hereford City Centre, HR1 2DL, on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. 

This is an opportunity for HACS artists and craftspeople to socialise in a warm and welcoming environment.

Snacks, meals and drinks are available so you can make an evening of it!

Share your work


HACS Facebook page displays members’ work and shares information about local courses, art shop information, new media and tools, local and national art and craft exhibitions or fairs.

Members can show their work in the Members Gallery on this web site.

We arrange at least one exhibition a year to share our members’ work with the good people of Herefordshire and beyond. Exhibitions are a mix of open and selective submission depending upon the venue and the exhibition theme.

Gilbies Bar and Bistroin the heart of Hereford city centre – tucked away behind the half-timbered Old House, have an upstairs exhibition of work by our members, with a new set of artworks on show every month. They are open every day from 10 am.

We also offer

  • Special rates for Hereford College of Arts Associate Membership Scheme
  • Workshops on specific methods and subjects
  • Exhibition opportunities to give you a deadline to work to!

Interested in joining the Society?     Come to one of our monthly meetings or go to the Join us page.

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