Bruce Franklin

Hiroshi Nakayama

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



October 10 and 11, 2020:

39th Annual Outdoor Arts Festival

It is with regret and sadness that we have to cancel this year's event in compliance with State and local restrictions due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. However, we are working on a virtual show, please return in early October to browse the 2020 selection of artists online.


May 22 and 23, 2021:

36th Annual Outdoor Crafts Festival

The festival will feature fine contemporay hand-made crafts in jewelry, wearable and decorative fiber, glass, furniture and housewares, pottery and much more, all available for purchase. Also included are family art activities, a children's drawing contest and delicious food.

We look forward to welcoming you in the spring at our 36th Annual Outdoor Crafts Festival.