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 – Virtual Tour

It is after deep consideration that we have decided to cancel the Bruce Museum's Outdoor Crafts Festival scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, May 16 and 17. The health and safety of you, your families, our community, and our artists is our primary concern during this challenging global health emergency.

We look forward to welcoming you in the fall at our 39th Annual Outdoor Arts Festival.


October 10 and 11, 2020:

39th Annual Outdoor Arts Festival

Held on Columbus Day weekend, 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.