A total of forty people now swell its ranks, all of whom share an interest in art in many of its forms.
The group, first formed in 1975, meets weekly at The Strutt Centre in the original art room of the former grammar school.
It follows a fortnightly programme of activities as requested by the members.
Themes are followed by those who wish and include work in watercolour, acrylic, ceramics or printing etc.
An annual exhibition is held at the Arkwright Gallery in Cromford , July this year.
Although the group is now up to capacity, it does have a waiting list!
Exhibiting on the trail this year are:
Richard Allen, Rachel Billings, Dawn Horsley, Steve Wragg, Sylvia Owen, Anne and Dev Devenport and Geoff Futter.