Bruce Museum holds 34th annual Outdoor Arts Festival

The Bruce Museum’s 34th annual Outdoor Arts Festival takes place rain or shine on Museum grounds on Columbus Day weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 10-11, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More than 90 artists from across the country, many new to the Bruce Museum festival, will be showcased this year.

Sculpture by Alea Alfredo

Sculpture by Alea Alfredo

The juried works include painting on canvas, board and paper, mixed media in 2D and 3D, drawings and graphics, including digital media, sculpture and photography. All works are available for purchase and artists are on hand to discuss their work.

“The Bruce Museum’s Outdoor Arts Festival has been ranked in the top 100 nationally among Fine Arts Fairs, drawing strong competition among artists who want to participate in the show,” says Sue Brown Gordon, the Festival’s organizer. “We are delighted this year to be welcoming many new artists and award winning veterans to the festival. What makes this festival so special is that it is an originals only show. The works being displayed are considered one-of-a-kind and of collectable merit.”

Live music, varied menu offerings, and children’s art activities are all available to provide family fun. Festival admission is $8 and includes admission to the Bruce Museum galleries. The Festival is free to Bruce Museum members and children less than 5 years old. Not yet a member? At the Festival entrance visitors will be able to join the Bruce Museum at a discount, and will receive instant free admission and many discounts both at the Festival — many exhibitors offer discounts for Bruce Museum members — and in the Museum store.

Visitors are asked to park on Museum Drive and Steamboat Road or in the Island Beach Parking lot near exit 3 off I-95. The Museum is a short walk from MetroNorth’s Greenwich railroad station. For information, visit, or call 203-869-0376.


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