Founded in a derelict stable block in the 1990s, inspiration came from an enthusiastic group of local artists determined to enable all to have access to art in a friendly environment, whatever their age, circumstances or ability.
Over 20 years on – and now bursting at its seams – our Centre is Hertford’s leading visual arts venue, with a warm welcome guaranteed! Our board of trustees – alongside a small team of staff and a pool of experienced tutors – are responsible for running the Centre.
However, we would not be able to do the work that we do without the efforts of a dedicated community of volunteers and the support of our committed members. We’re excited to be at the heart of a burgeoning art scene in Hertford, whilst looking ahead to the next chapter in the Courtyard Arts journey.
Drop by and you’ll always find a friendly welcome and lovely homemade cakes!