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Bruce Museum to Host 40th Annual Outdoor Arts Festival, October 9 & 10, 2021


Celebrating its 40th anniversary this fall, the Bruce Museum Outdoor Arts Festival is treasured by local arts enthusiasts and recognized nationally as one of the top 25 fine arts festivals. Thirty-eight (38) new and returning artists will showcase their work on the grounds of the Bruce Museum in Greenwich this Saturday and Sunday, October 9 – 10, 2021, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Juried works include paintings on canvas, board and paper, mixed media in 2D and 3D, drawings and graphics (including digital media) sculpture, and photography.

“The Arts Festival attracts exhibitors throughout New England and the East Coast,” says Festival Director Sue Brown Gordon. “This year, Festival visitors will see acrylic paintings by John van Orsouw (Palatine Bridge, NY) ceramic sculptures by Hiroshi Nakayama (Worthington, MA); photography by David Margolis (Stamford, CT); and oil paintings by Ning Lee (Monroe, NJ) among dozens of other artists.”

All works will be available for purchase, and artists are on hand to discuss their pieces and process. This family-friendly event will also feature art activities, demonstrations and food.

Festival-goers can tour the Bruce Museum’s current exhibitions Chain Reaction: The Photography of Patrick Nagatani, The Amazon Rainforest: Beauty • Destruction • Hope, and shop in the Museum Store.

Festival parking is available in all public areas surrounding the Bruce, including Island Beach Parking lot, Steamboat Road, and Museum Drive. The Museum is also a short walk from the Greenwich Metro-North railroad station.

Entrance to the Outdoor Arts Festival is via the Museum’s east parking lot, along Museum Drive. Face masks are required indoors. The festival will be held rain or shine. To reserve a ticket for timed entry, please visit this page at brucemuseum.org, or call 203-869-0376, ext. 311.

About the Bruce Museum

The Bruce Museum is a community-based, world-class institution highlighting art and science in more than a dozen changing exhibitions annually. The permanent galleries feature the natural sciences that encompass regional to global perspectives. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and voted the best museum in Fairfield County by area media in recent years, the Bruce plays an integral role in the cultural life of area residentsand attracts approximately 70,000 visitors annually, including 25,000 schoolchildren, reaching out to families, seniors, students, and community organizations. Located in a park setting just off I-95, exit 3, at 1 Museum Drive in Greenwich, Connecticut, the Museum is also a 5- minute walk from the Greenwich Metro-North Station. The Bruce Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm; closed Mondays and major holidays. For additional information, call the Bruce Museum at 203-869-0376 or visit brucemuseum.org.

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