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Bruce Museum Presents Outdoor Arts Festival

The Bruce Museum’s 29th Annual Outdoor Arts Festival takes place on Saturday and Sunday, October 9 and 10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, on the grounds of the Museum.

Held rain or shine, the Festival is a juried event featuring 91 artists selected from across the country. Paintings, photography, drawings, prints, sculptures, and mixed media pieces are all available for purchase. The Festival also includes live music on both days as well as many fun, educational family activities, and a variety of food choices.

”The Bruce Arts Outdoor Arts Festival is highly regarded on a national level due to the quality of exhibitors presented,” said Sue Brown Gordon, Festival Director. “This year’s event showcases artists from 22 states and Canada.”

Exhibitors compete for cash prizes in six categories: oils and acrylic on canvas; watercolor and acrylic on paper and under glass; graphics and drawings; mixed media; sculpture; and photography. In addition to individual category prizes, there are two major awards given: “Museum’s Choice Award” and the top prize of “Best in Show.”

One of the Bruce’s most popular events, the event annually draws thousands of visitors. The two-day festival has won awards for quality, standards, and hospitality and was recently written up in the “Art Festival Newsletter” as a premier event. As an added incentive to encourage new members to join and support the Bruce Museum, many exhibitors offer Bruce Museum members discounts for purchases made during the Festival. The band Ubuntu, a rootsy rock ensemble, will be performing both days noon to 4 p.m.

“We strive to showcase the talents of each participant,” said Brown. “They are encouraged to interact with the festival patrons, providing an entertaining and educational cultural experience.”

Image: Jeffrey Cannon, Austin, TX , Untitled, Pastel.

The Museum is open during Festival hours. Festival admission is $8 and includes general admission to the Bruce Museum. Admission is free to members and children under 5. The Bruce Museum is located at 1 Museum Drive in Greenwich, Connecticut, near Interstate-95, Exit 3, and a short walk from the Greenwich, CT, train station. Visitors are asked to park either on Museum Drive, Steamboat Road, or the Island Beach parking lot adjacent to I-95 exit 3. The Bruce Museum is accessible to individuals with disabilities

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