Lyme Art Association Celebrates Centennial on August 7

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Lyme Art Association’s historic gallery on August 7 with three special events! Enjoy fun for the whole family at Tea Day, watch our artists at work at Wet Paint on Lyme Street, and party like it’s 1921 while helping save our skylights at the Centennial Frolic. 1920s costumes are encouraged!

Tea Day 1-4pm
Tea Day is a family friendly event featuring baked goods, cold drinks, and tea (of course!), children’s crafts, games, and other fun activities. Costumed historical interpreters will share stories of the artists who founded the Lyme Art Association and planned and built the gallery. Historically, our founding artists raised funds by holding teas on the lawn. Join us for a contemporary take on this traditional event!

Wet Paint on Lyme Street, All Day
Come see the member artists of the Lyme Art Association paint en plein air all along Lyme Street! The paintings will be sold on the lawn of the Lyme Art Association at 4:30. This will be a fun opportunity to see many of our artists painting in their own styles throughout the town.

Centennial Frolic, 5-7 pm
Join us for a fundraising party for the Second Century Skylight Project at 5pm! The artists of the Lyme Art Colony marked the end of every summer with the Artists’ Frolic. This summer we will celebrate the next hundred years of our wonderful historic gallery in the spirit of our founders with a fabulous evening event. 1920s costumes encouraged! We invite you to RSVP for the Centennial Frolic today and contribute to the Skylight Project with a suggested minimum donation of $25 per guest. Contributions can be made ahead of time or at the door. Help save the skylights and “frolic” like our founders!