Karen Hibbs
New Haven, CT
Glass art

Rebecca Jane Noble
Pittsburgh, PA
Woven wearables

Lars and Connie Turin
York, ME

Cynthia Chuang and
Erh-Ping Tsai
Locust Valley, NY
Porcelain and metal jewelry

Forrest Doyle
West Hartford, CT
Wood cutting boards

Each year the Bruce Museum sponsors two outdoor festivals that feature original work by some of the best artists and craftspeople from around the country. The Crafts Festival in May is regularly held one week before Memorial Day. The Arts Festival is regularly held in October on Columbus Day weekend. All artists are present thoughout each entire weekend and all works are for sale.

Festival hours: 10 am – 5 pm

Admission: $8

Members and children under 5 are free.

Festival parking: Island Beach parking lot, Steamboat Road, Museum Drive


May 21 and 22, 2016:

31st Annual Outdoor Crafts Festival

Come and enjoy the Bruce Museum's 31st Annual Outdoor Crafts Festival. More than 70 artists from all over the country, many of them new to the show, will be on the Museum grounds to show you and discuss their work. Ceramics, wearable and decorative fiber, glassware, wood kitchenwares and furniture, jewelry and so much more, are all available for purchase. There will also be demonstrations, family craft activities, live music and delicious food.

We are looking forward to welcoming you at the festival!

Participating artists:



October 8 and 9, 2016:

35th Outdoor Arts Festival

Featuring fine contemporary art, including painting, drawing, prints, mixed media, sculpture and photography, as well as art demonstrations, family art activities, live music and food.