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Mystic Outdoor Art Festival


2 Roosevelt Avenue
Mystic, CT, 06355
United States


The event has already taken a place at this date: 
Saturday: 10 am - 6 pm | Sunday: 10 am - 5 pm


All Ages Adults & kids together
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The oldest festival of its kind in the Northeast, the Mystic Outdoor Art Festival attracts more than 85,000 people from New England and other areas of the country to our region during this two day event.

As a juried art show, the festival attracts an audience of discriminating art enthusiasts who plan on purchasing both fine art and crafts from our 250 artists and artisans. The festival showcases more than 100,000 diverse pieces of oils, watercolors, photographs, pastels,sculpture, acrylics and more over two miles of art in the heart of Historic Downtown Mystic.

The event is free of charge to the public and there are activities for all ages, including a Children’s Art Park. Area nonprofit organizations offer food and drink for sale to raise money for their organizations, making this a great community event.


Children's Art Park Schedule:

Saturday Morning, August 12

Lyman Allyn Art Museum 11 am-1:30 pm
The Day 11 am-1:30 pm
April's Balloon Creations (Face Painting / Balloons) 11 am-1:30 pm
Expressiones Cultural Center (Colombian Weaving) 11 am-1:30 pm

Saturday Afternoon, August 12

Mystic Aquarium 1-4 pm (Aquatic Life Craft)
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center 1:30-4 pm (Rubbings)
Downtown Mystic Merchants 1:30-4 pm (DIY Pirate Hats) 
Florence Griswold Museum 1:30-4 pm (Fairy Wands)

Sunday Morning, August 13

Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut (Butterflies) 11 am-1:30 pm
Florence Griswold Museum 11 am-1:30 pm (Pipe Cleaner Fairy Crowns) 
Expressiones Cultural Center (Colombian Weaving)

Sunday Afternoon, August 13

Hempsted Houses 1:30-4 pm
Downtown Mystic Merchants 1:30-4 pm (DIY Pirate Hats)
Mystic Museum of Art