Bruce Museum hosts outdoor arts fest

Marc Alan Freedman, Newfield, N.Y.,Wood Sculpture

Marc Alan Freedman, Newfield, N.Y.,Wood Sculpture

There is plenty to discover on Columbus Day weekend, and this year much of it will be in Greenwich, on the grounds of the Bruce Museum. On Saturday, Oct. 11 and Sunday, Oct. 12, the Bruce will host their 33rd Annual Outdoor Arts Festival.

Ninety juried fine artists from across the country will be showing their original works in a gallery of booths set up on the Museum grounds. The 90 artists fortunate enough to be invited to exhibit at this year’s festival represent a wide field of diversity and originality in contemporary fine art. The range of new works being presented at the Bruce includes paintings in all medium, sculpture, photography and mixed media as well as new works in the digital art category.

What makes this show unique is that all of the pieces being exhibited are collectible original works of art. Each piece is authentic, signed and being represented at the Bruce Museum Arts Festival by the living artist who created it. Available for collecting in every price range, all the artwork on display is for sale. Special discounts are being offered by participating artists to museum members, so it may be a good time to join the Bruce if you haven’t yet. Applications for membership are available on site.

Live music, a tempting food court and free children’s art activities round out the fun and family friendly environment at the weekend festival.

“As a museum, we ask the artist to be a part of the festival entertainment and the art education process by demonstrating their process or providing working details about how they create,” said Sue Brown Gordon, festival director at the Bruce. “Interacting with the artist adds value to the experience of collecting a special piece of art.”

Currently ranked as 17th in the country by ArtFair Sourcebook, this show represents the finest examples of what is being created now, at this point in art history. Many of the artists exhibiting at the Bruce Museum Arts Festival are award winners from the top shows across the country.

“The best of the best are all here, at this prestigious festival, sharing their talents with the community,” Ms. Brown Gordon added.

The Arts Festival takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday on the Bruce Museum grounds at One Museum Drive. The festival runs rain or shine. Festival admission is $8, and includes entry to all current Bruce Museum exhibitions including Northern Baroque Splendor, The Hohenbuchau Collection from: Liechtenstein. The Princely Collections, Vienna, which recently opened on Sept. 20.

Festival entry is free for Bruce Museum members and all children under the age of five. For more information and a list of festival exhibitors visit Brucemuseum.org.

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