The Annual Mystic Outdoor Art Festival Schedule
August 12 - August 13
The annual Mystic Outdoor Art Festival will be held on August 12th and 13th, 2023 in Downtown Mystic, Connecticut.
August 12, 2023: 10 am to 6 pm
August 13, 2022: 10 am to 5 pm
The two-day Mystic Outdoor Art Festival is the oldest, juried art show in the Northeast region. The Mystic Outdoor Art Festival serves an audience of art enthusiasts, as well as weekend visitors from the local surrounding communities, New England, the Tri-State area and beyond. The trail of artists begins in downtown Mystic and follows the Mystic River into the shipyard of the Mystic Seaport Museum. The festival showcases close to 225 artists from around the country with over a mile of fine arts and crafts including oils, watercolors, photography, textiles, sculpture, woodwork, acrylics and more. The Mystic Outdoor Art Festival is free to the public and features activities and artwork for all ages to enjoy, including a Children’s Art Park, Children’s Art Installation and a Performing Arts Stage. Located at Mystic Seaport Museum, the Performing Arts Stage features a variety of local and regional performers including, dance, music, and theater.