William Kidd, Clay vessel

Heather Kidson, Silk top

Janis Cutler-Gear, Porcelain mugs

Heidi Robb and Peter Benson, Wood puzzles

Shekina Rudoy, Chenille jacket

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 throughout each entire weekend and all works are for sale.

Festival hours: 10 am – 5 pm

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

Admission is on a “Pay as You Wish” basis, with a suggested donation of $10 per adult.


Saturday, May 21, 2022


Sunday, May 22, 2022


May 21 and 22, 2022:

37th Annual Outdoor Crafts Festival

This festival features fine contemporary hand-made crafts in jewelry, wearable and decorative fiber, glass, furniture and housewares, pottery, and much more, all available for purchase along with demonstrations and food.

2022 participating craft artists:


October 8 and 9, 2022:

41st Annual Outdoor Arts Festival

This festival features contemporary fine art in oils/acrylics, watercolors, mixed media, drawings and prints, photography and sculpture, along with family art activities, demonstrations and food.


  • Arts Festival Exhibitor Information Please download the 2022 application here. Deadline is June 1, 2022.