The final concert in this summer series will take place Thursday, July 1, and feature Midnight Anthem playing from 5 to 5:45 p.m. and Steve Dedman and Plywood Cowboy taking the stage from 6 to 8 p.m.
OLD LYME — Wet Paint on Lyme Street will place member artists throughout the Old Lyme village at their easels painting en plein air, thus evoking the early artists with whose presence the community was quite familiar. The artists will work at varying times during the day and then sell their paintings on the LAA lawn at 4:30 p.m. This will be an opportunity to see many LAA artists painting in their own styles.
OLD LYME — Tea Day is a family-friendly event being held from 1 to 4 p.m., which will harken back to the LAA’s early fundraisers of tea parties held on the front lawn for the townspeople and artists. Beverages and baked goods will be sold while crafts, games, and other fun activities will be offered.
Costumed historical interpreters will be on hand to share stories of the artists, who founded the LAA along with planning and building the gallery.
Join today’s LAA for a contemporary take on an event from years gone by.
OLD LYME — The Centennial Frolic will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. with a 1920s-themed fundraiser (1920s attire encouraged!) for the Second Century Skylight Project. This event will celebrate the next 100 years of the LAA’s historic gallery in the spirit of their founders.
The artists of the Lyme Art Colony marked the end of every summer with a “Frolic,” which often included elaborate costuming (see photo above.) This event is open to donors to the Skylight Project (visit this page on the LAA website or call 860-434-7802 to donate) and will include beverages and appetizers.
Help save the skylights and “frolic” like the LAA founders!
11am to 4pm
Free with Museum Admission
Come meet the Free Men of the Sea, arrr-fully good re-enactors who bring the myths and history of pirates and privateers to life. Visiting FOLLY WOODS for one special day only. Ask questions, pose for photos, and learn something new!
OLD LYME — The Lyme Art Association’s (LAA) perennially popular holiday art exhibition and sale, Deck the Walls, is on view Nov. 19, through Jan. 2, 2022. More than 200 original works of art by member artists will be on display and priced to sell as holiday gifts.
Concurrently, Hands on the Land, an exhibition reflecting on human impact on the local landscape, will be on view. This show is a collaboration with the Connecticut River Museum and was previously on view there.
The opening reception for both shows is on Sunday, Nov. 28, from 2 to 4 p.m. All painting purchases from 4 p.m. on Nov. 27 through 4 p.m. Nov. 28 will be tax-free.
“For Deck the Walls, the Lyme Art Association features a wide variety of appealing subjects at affordable prices that are great for holiday shopping. We hope to help solve those gift giving dilemmas – a beautiful piece of artwork is always appreciated!” says Jocelyn Zallinger, Gallery Manager.
“During the holiday season, the Lyme Art Association is a great place to come for a gentle activity for children on school vacation or for visiting guests. Whether you have a few minutes or more than an hour, the gallery is a wonderful way to decompress, stimulate conversation, or simply enjoy yourself,” says Laurie Pavlos, Executive Director.
The LAA is free and open to the public Wednesday through Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and by appointment.
The LAA is located at 90 Lyme Street in Old Lyme, at the corner of Halls Road. Call 860-434-7802 for more information, or visit www.lymeartassociation.org.