Ballina Art Society has been together for over 40 years, having recently held the 41st Annual exhibition in April this year. The group has evolved from a small group of people painting togethers inot a large group of over 90 members. Members are mostly from the Ballina Shire, but the group also attracts people from all over the northern Rivers. Members meet together to paint and receive tuition and guidance from tutors. 4different tutors provide guidance for the 4 terms, in an variety of mediums and styles. This changes from year to year, and tutors are selected by members popular choice. The society also holds weekend workshops for those who find it difficult to commit during the week, and it is always someone new and fresh in approach.