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This Weekend is Receiving Weekend for Ship to Shore:
Friday, April 12 – Sunday, April 14 from 10 am – 5 pm

Art Supply Expo: April 20

Expressive Watercolor – Painting Land, Sea & Sky with Lisa Miceli: April 27 – 28

Sea & Sky Soiree: May 3

Palette Knife & Brush in Oils with Howard Park: May 4 – 5

RSVP for the Members Day Social on May 19

Swing for Art: June 3

Seeing the Sea – Coastal & Marine Painting with Jonathan McPhillips: June 8 – 9

Midsummer Festival: July 27

LAA Elected Artist, Jack Montmeat, created a wonderful video walk-thru of our current exhibits, Four Acts and All the World’s a Stage.  Enjoy.

Michael DiGiorgio: The Beauty of Birds Art Demo – May 11th at 2 pm

Diana Rogers: Watershed Journeys – May 18 at 2 pm

More Info about Art Demos

Marek Sarba: Stories of the Sea, May 4th at 3 pm

More Info about Art Talks and to RSVP

Coordinated by Maura Cochan, the Lyme Art Association is proud to have a plein air painting group that meets weekly on Monday mornings to paint outdoors in the spring and summer time. Maura finds a wonderful selection of landscapes, farms, town views, nature centers, marine and seascape locations in and around Old Lyme for the group to paint at.

More information

Check out our collection of videos, where our Lyme Art Association artists talk about what makes LAA special to them:  Videos 

Also, check out our selection of recorded art talks on our Previous Art Talks page: Previous Art Talks

Thank you to the sponsors of our programs and exhibits.

We are sad to announce that LAA Elected Artist Mike Eagle passed away on March 27.  A native of Connecticut, Mike was a talented man, who served as a lieutenant in the military, and worked in the world of publishing as a freelance illustrator. Mike also was an artist, author of two books and a professor.  Additionally, Mike was a family man, a part of many art organizations, and a lover of sports.


Highlights from our Opening Reception



March 1 – April 11, 2024

An Exhibition in Four Acts:
Rock of Ages – Phases of Light –
Stillness: A Still Life – Strictly Abstract


All the World’s a Stage

Upcoming Exhibitions

April 19 – May 30, 2024

Ship to Shore: A Marine Show
(open to all members)
Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club
John Caggiano Solo Show

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

Create Art

Whether you are a beginner, are looking for a master class to burnish your skills, or just want to find a group of friendly artists to paint with in the studio or outdoors, the Lyme Art Association has a program for you.


From our exhibit receptions, to our artist gatherings, to our fundraisers, Lyme Art Association events are art-centric, bringing together people who believe that art is vital to well-being and enjoyment of life.