The Henley and Grange Arts Society was founded in 1966 and became an incorporated body in 1978. The Society has had several ‘homes’. The first formal meeting was on Cudmore Terrace, Henley South. A group of former WEA students decided to form an art group of their own for the purpose of holding exhibitions and furthering art in the Henley and Grange area.
In 1968 the Henley and Grange Council granted the use of premises on Seaview Road (now part of the old Henley and Grange Council Chambers). From the outset art classes were held for adults and children, and in 1970 classes commenced for 12-17 year olds. Pottery was introduced in 1969 to a very enthusiastic public. In 1977 the Society moved again to Durham Street, Henley Beach.
Over the next few years funds were raised by the dedicated members with the intention of building their own club rooms. With the aid of Federal and State government grants, the dream was realised in January 1988, when the purpose-built facility was opened in Atkin Street, Henley Beach.