• Current Exhibition

    Summer Painting and Sculpture Show

    Click here to view Summer Painting and Sculpture Online Gallery

    Joanna Chapin, Team Pulling, Chester Fair, watercolor

    On view August 10 - September 21, 2018

    Opening Reception and Ice Cream Social: Friday, August 17, 5 - 7 pm

    Ice Cream provided by: 

    Presenting Sponsor: 



    First Prize is awarded to Summer Job by Christopher Zhang, a tour de force of painting and composition. The young man meets the viewer’s gaze, albeit behind sunglasses, standing soaked in sun and sweat at the end of a long workday. He's both a heroic archetype of the noble laborer as well as a very modern person, clutching his iPhone as one of the tools of his trade. 

    - David Rau, Juror, Director of Education and Outreach, Florence Griswold Museum

  • Upcoming Workshops, Activities, and Classes

    Wednesday, August 22 at 7 pm.
    Artists - bring a piece that you are working to improve, and Hollis will give you his insights, concrete suggestions, and explanations. You'll be able to take it to the next level!
    Non-artists - listening to a critique is a terrific way to learn how to look at and appreciate fine art. 
    Fee: $5 to listen (artists and non-artists alike), $10 to bring a piece to be critiqued (only a limited number of pieces can be critiqued in an evening).


    September 13, 7:00 pm
    Learn what has inspired Del, how he began painting and how he works his own brand of magic. Del will bring lots of examples as well as use a slide presentation to illustrate his talk. This is sure to be an interesting and educational evening for both artists and non-artists!
    Fee: $10.

    Rachele Nyssen
    September 21, 22, 23
    This course is designed to boost artists of all levels to elevate their paintings and refine their painting skills. Learn to create luminous light and mysterious shadows, adding depth, beauty and elegance.
    For more information, click here.



    Back-to-school isn't just for kids! The LAA offers a range of classes in our beautiful north light studio as well as plein air classes in our beautiful natural surroundings.

    Click here to see all the offerings, and find out how to sign up.




  • Reminder!

    Elected Artist Applications are due August 27th. 
    Read more about applying to be an Elected Artist.



    Save the Date for the Event of the Fall Season!

    Palate To Palette 2018
    Thursday, October 18

    A Fun and Fabulous Fundraiser to Benefit the Lyme Art Association




    Art About Town

    For a quiet little town, Old Lyme is packed with art!

    The Florence Griswold Museum, right next door, is currently exhibiting Art and the New England Farm, paintings, drawings, and photographs from public and private collections that trace the challenges of farming in New England.

    The University of New Haven’s Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts is just down the street, but this summer we have an installation from their visiting artist, Ana Flores, right on our grounds. She is an award winning “ecological artist” probing the relationships between the human and natural history in different geographies. One of her goals as an artist is to encourage the public’s awareness of their local landscapes, deepening their connections to place because if we don’t care about something we will not help protect it. She worked with one of Lyme Art Association's associate artists, Sara Drought Nebel, to create a "Vision Box" overlooking the stream running behind the gallery. 

  • "It is the ideal gallery . . . . Greater appropriateness, beauty of proportions and refinement of taste hardly could be found . . . . Truly an artist's gallery, built for and by and with artists."

    The New York Times Book Review and Magazine, August 14, 1921.

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