William Hobbs
Pen Argyl, PA
Oil on canvas

Rosalind Oesterle
Armonk, NY
Watercolor on paper

Clare Malloy
Chicago, IL
Grain Elevator
Pastel on rag paper

Lila Turjanski-Villard
Yorktown Heights, NY
Mixed media sculpture






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: $8

Members and children under 5 are free.

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


October 10 and 11, 2015:

34th Outdoor Arts Festival

View photos from previous Outdoor Arts Festivals

Come and enjoy the Bruce Museum's 34th Annual Outdoor Arts Festival. More than 85 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. Paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, mixed media pieces and photography in color as well as black and white, are all available for purchase. There will also be demonstrations, family art activities, live music and delicious food.

We are looking forward to welcoming you at the festival!

You can preview most artists on their websites:




May 21 and 22, 2016:

31st Annual Outdoor Crafts Festival

Featuring fine contemporary craft, including ceramics, fiber, jewelry, glass, wood, metal, paper arts and leather, as well as craft demonstrations, family craft activities, live music and food.