Mystic Outdoor Art Festival
With its famous Seaport and Aquarium, Mystic usually brings to mind all things sea-faring and sea-living. But for one weekend every summer, downtown Mystic is transformed into an art-lovers paradise, with two miles (miles!) of fine arts and fine crafts on display.
It’s the 61st year of this juried art show, attracting more than 230 artists and 85,000 visitors. Paintings, illustrations, photography and sculpture line the streets of this historic village, as well as works in ceramic, glass, fiber, leather, wood, metal and jewelry.
The show takes place over two days, from 10am to 6pm on Saturday, August 11th and from 10am to 5pm on Sunday, August 12th rain or shine. And the event is free! If you’re an art lover, you’ll want both days to see as many of the 100,000+ works as you can.