Mystic Outdoor Art Festival Returns for its 63rd Year

The annual Mystic Outdoor Art Festival will be returning for its 63rd year this weekend! Our community is so happy to have it back again after a hiatus last year. Mystic welcomes a wide array of artists for this beloved event.

There will be different mediums of art displayed at booths set up along the streets. Be sure to take a look at the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce’s website for a mapped-out route of the two-day event. This will also help you plan accordingly for traffic if you have any other events going on in the area. Visitors will love seeing the different mediums that each unique artist brings. There’s something for everyone. Check out the lineup of talent here.

Mystic Outdoor Art Festival Route
Photo credit: Mystic Outdoor Arts Festival

New this Year: Performing Arts Stage

Did you know that M.O.A.F is the oldest festival of its kind in the Northeast? Just because it’s a long-running tradition doesn’t mean there aren’t any new traditions! A great change for this year’s Mystic Outdoor Art Festival is the performing arts stage.

Admission is free for this event. Guests are welcome to bring their own chairs or blanket to watch the artists. These shows will take place at the village green at the Mystic Seaport. The performance schedule is Friday and Saturday night from 6:30-8 pm. Check out the lineup here.

Let’s Have a Conversation

Children’s Art Installation

Another event not to miss- The Children’s Art Installation. Local students from 4 – 21 devoted their art to mindfulness of the issues we have all been facing over the past year. From global warming to COVID, to gender equality, to politics, these painted chairs invite you to sit and converse about topics that have been weighing heavy on artists and non-artists, young and old alike.

What’s happening in Mystic?

There’s always something happening in our community. You can keep up to date with our events calendar to plan out some fun things to do during your stay in Mystic. Don’t forget, our front desk also has a wealth of knowledge about the area. They are available 24/7 to make sure you get the most out of your time here.