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Greenwich's Bruce Museum Goes Outdoors For Annual Crafts Festival

Festival-goers check out a kitchenware display at the Outdoor Crafts Festival last year at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich.
Festival-goers check out a kitchenware display at the Outdoor Crafts Festival last year at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
A performance at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich. More than 70 artisans showing ceramics, wearable art and other crafts will be featured at the Bruce Museum’s 31st annual Outdoor Crafts Festival in Greenwich this weekend.
A performance at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich. More than 70 artisans showing ceramics, wearable art and other crafts will be featured at the Bruce Museum’s 31st annual Outdoor Crafts Festival in Greenwich this weekend. Photo Credit: Submitted

GREENWICH, Conn. -- More than 70 artisans showing ceramics, wearable art and other crafts will be featured at the Bruce Museum’s 31st annual Outdoor Crafts Festival in Greenwich on Saturday and Sunday, May 21 and May 22.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine. Admission is $8, and is free to members and children under five. Admission includes all festival activities plus entry to the Bruce Museum, which is open to the public during festival hours.

The Bruce Museum’s 31st annual Outdoor Crafts Festival includes activities for children, international cuisine and live music performances.

Juried exhibitors specializing in wood, wearable and decorative fiber, metalwork, leather, paper arts, glass, ceramics and jewelry will share their talents and crafts at this event, held on Museum grounds. All works will be available for purchase.

Hands-on craft activities for all ages are offered at no additional charge in the Museum’s Education Workshop, and the Museum’s galleries will be open.

Ed Wright performs his original guitar music on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Annalisa Ewald also performs both days. On Sunday, May 22, her students will participate in a recital by the Suzuki Guitar Method Open House from 11 to noon in the Bruce Museum Lecture Gallery.

Exhibiting artists will be eligible for cash prizes, which will be awarded by this year’s judges: Joe Fucigna, a nationally acclaimed artist and professor of art at Norwalk Community College, and Leigh Taylor Mickelson, ceramic artist and executive director at the Clay Art Center in Port Chester, N.Y.

Current exhibitions include the newly opening shows "Electric Paris" and "Electricity," as well as "Wild Reading: Animals in Children’s Book Art."

At the Festival entrance, visitors will be able to join the Bruce Museum at a discount, and will receive free admission and many instant discounts both at the Festival and in the Museum Store.

Visitors can park on Museum Drive and Steamboat Road or in the Island Beach Parking lot near exit 3 off I-95. For more information, click here or call (203) 869-0376.

The Bruce Museum is at 1 Museum Drive in Greenwich.

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