S.R.A F. was founded in 1906 and its foundation is linked to the so-called Montepio dos Artistas de Faro, which has existed since 1856. This association provided various social and solidarity services, such as medical assistance at economic prices, death and disability pensions. In 1906, Montepio dos Artistas, felt the need to provide its associates with other activities related to culture and recreation, founding the Sociedade Recreativa Artística Farense, giving them part of the facilities (1st floor of No. 10 of Rua do Montepio) . S.R.A.F. played a pivotal role in promoting cultural activities: Theater, Singing, Dance, Music, Literature, Cinema, were some of the most constant activities; in addition to these, parties, gatherings and social gatherings have always been organized in this space.
In June 1994 the bar “Os Artistas” was created, an iconic and eclectic place in the Farense night, ideal for a night well spent with friends.