The Art Society of Celje is a voluntary organisation, established in 2002, which combines art lovers and professional members. Before the House of Culture Celje was established, which is still strongly connected to the Art Society of Celje, the biggest achievements of the group were productions such as the musical Beauty and the Beast (2006/07) and the opera The Noblemen of Teharje [Teharski plemiči], written by Benjamin Ipavec. The latter was awarded the bronze Coat–of-Arms of Celje.
Many productions promote youth creativity. In the creative and pedagogical sense, the society prepares annual singing master classes under the famous Croatian soprano Vlatka Oršanić. The school of musicals with Slovene baritone Boštjan Korošec also takes place every year.
In autumn 2007 the society prepared its most important international collaboration with the London Royal College of Art. Postgraduate students and professors of the college prepared the successful project called Cultured Vandals.