Bruce Franklin

Hiroshi Nakayama

Mary Jane Piccuirro

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 early October, most times 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: $10

Members and children under 5 are free.

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



May 16 and 17, 2020:

35th Annual Outdoor Crafts Festival

The Bruce Museum's 35th Annual Outdoor Crafts Festival features more than 70 artists from all over the country, many of them new to the show. Fine contemporary crafts including ceramics, jewelry, wearable and decorative fiber, wood kitchenware and furniture, glass and more are all available for purchase. There will also be demonstrations, family craft activities, and delicious food.

We are looking forward to welcoming you at the 35th Annual Outdoor Crafts Festival!


October 10 and 11, 2020:

39th Annual Outdoor Arts Festival

Held this year on Columbus Day weekend in Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, the show will feature fine contemporary art including oils, acrylics, prints and drawings, mixed media, sculpture and photography are all available for purchase. Also included are family art activities, a children's drawing contest and delicious food.