Dwight Baird
Champlain, NY

Domenico Belli
North Salem, NY
Metal sculpture

Matthew Brown
Lyme, NH

Deborah Colter
Edgarown, MA
Mixed media paintings

Randy Eckard
Blue Hill, ME

Marc Freedman
Newfield, NY
Wood sculpture

Teresa Haag
Phoenixville, PA

John Krieger
Manistee, MI

Steve Nowatzki
Minneapolis, MN

Chritos Palios
Baltimore, MD

Thomas Reilly
New Haven, CT

Andrew Sovjani
Conway, MA

Lila Turjanski-Villard
Yorktown Heights, NY

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: $10

Members and children under 5 are free.


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


October 7 and 8, 2017:

36th Annual Outdoor Arts Festival

Come and enjoy the Bruce Museum's 36th Annual Outdoor Arts Festival. More than 80 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. Fine contemporary art including oils, acrylics, prints and drawings, mixed media, sculpture and photography are all available for purchase. There will also be family art activities, a children's drawing contest and delicious food.

We are looking forward to welcoming you at the festival!

Participating this year are:


May 19 and 20, 2018:

33rd Annual Outdoor Crafts Festival

Featuring fine contemporary crafts including ceramics, jewelry, wearable and decorative fiber, wood kitchenware and  furniture, glass, paper arts and more, as well as demonstrations, family craft activities, and delicious food.