Bruce Museum Outdoor Arts Festival Coming on the Weekend of Oct 9 to 10

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Recognized nationally as one of the top 25 fine arts festivals, the Bruce Museum Outdoor Arts Festival takes place in Greenwich this coming weekend, Oct 9 to 10, with 38 new and returning artists showcasing their work.

— an announcement from the Bruce Museum

This family-friendly event will also feature art activities, demonstrations and food.

“The Arts Festival attracts exhibitors throughout New England and the East Coast,” says Festival Director Sue Brown Gordon.

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

Ernest Porcell, Brooklyn, New York, glass screen Bruce Museum Arts Festival 2021

Glass screen by Ernest Porcell, Brooklyn, New York.

This year, the festivals 40th anniversary, visitors can see acrylic paintings by John van Orsouw of Palatine Bridge, New York, ceramic sculptures by Hiroshi Nakayama of Worthington, Massachusetts; photography by David Margolis of Stamford; and oil paintings by Ning Lee of Monroe, New Jersey, among dozens of other artists.

All works will be available for purchase, and artists are on hand to discuss their pieces and process.

Bruce Museum Arts Festival 2021

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.

If you’re indoors, face masks are required.

If You’re Going …

The outdoor festival will be held rain or shine.

WHEN: The festival will take place on the grounds of the museum Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 9 and 10.

WHERE: The Bruce Museum is located in a park setting just off Interstate 95, Exit 3, at 1 Museum Drive in Greenwich. Entrance to the Outdoor Arts Festival is via the Museum’s east parking lot, along Museum Drive.

PARKING: Festival parking is available in all public areas surrounding the Bruce, including Island Beach Parking lot, Steamboat Road, and Museum Drive.

WANT TO AVOID DRIVING? The Museum is also a short walk from the Greenwich Metro-North railroad station.

To reserve a ticket for timed entry, please visit this Web page at the Bruce Museum website, or call 203-869-0376, ext. 311.

About the Bruce Museum

The Bruce Museum highlights art and science in more than a dozen changing exhibitions annually. 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 attracts 70,000 visitors annually, including families, seniors, students, community organizations and 25,000 schoolchildren.

The Bruce Museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed Mondays and major holidays. For more information, call the Bruce Museum at 203-869-0376 or visit the website.

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