• Current Exhibitions

    Ship to Shore: A Marine Show, on view through July 22

    Thomas Adkins, "Windy Harbor," oil

    Together with The Hudson Valley Art Association 88th Annual National Juried Exhibition and Zufar Bikbov, Solo Show in the Mile Brook Gallery

    Join us on Thursday, July 22, from 5:30 - 7:30 for a closing reception and awards ceremony!

  • Wet Paint on Lyme Street

    This plein air painting event on August 7 brings town, artists and "fresh" art together in celebration of Lyme Art Association's 100th. Old Lyme village is the focus of this event, culminating with a wet paint sale and awards (juried by Jeff Cooley of Cooley Gallery) on the lawn of the Association at 4:30 pm. Learn more and register here if you would like to paint. Watch artists create throughout the day (see map here) and come to the front lawn to watch the awards and purchase art at 4:30 pm.

    Susan Termyn, "Spring, Old Lyme," oil


  • Hands on the Land

    Robert Sweeny, Turners Falls Mills, oil

    March 18, 2021 – October 17, 2021 at the Connecticut River Museum
    November 19, 2021 - January 2, 2022 at the Lyme Art Association

    The natural world of the Connecticut River Valley has seen great changes over the past four centuries. The Connecticut River Museum is partnering with the Lyme Art Association for an exhibit that uses art as our guide to the changes in our natural world. Hands on the Land: Art and the Environment in the Connecticut River Valley is a collaborative exhibit showcasing 40 works of art that speak to human impact on the land. 

  • Upcoming Exhibition

    A Century of Inspiration

    Hollis Dunlop, "John Deere," oil on panel

    A Century of Inspiration, our summer exhibition, is an all-member show that will explore the connections between our artists and the original Lyme Art Colony artists who formed the Lyme Art Association.

    Century of Inspiration Accepted Works List


  • Centennial Day Celebration

    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! RSVP here for the Frolic

    Edward Volkert, "Tea Day 1930" courtesy of the Volkert family

  • Young Impressions Exhibit

    This year the Lyme Art Association is celebrating the 100th anniversary of our historic gallery. We are asking young artists to look back at the work of the original art colony for inspiration. Landscapes, gardens, mountain laurels in bloom, bridges, rivers, porch scenes, portraits … these would all be great subjects for this show! We invite all young artists ages 5 to 18 to participate in this exciting exhibit. Learn more and download the entry form.


  • Into the Second Century

    Second Century Capital Campaign: Skylight Project

    Contribute to the Skylight Project

    As we proudly celebrate the first hundred years of the Lyme Art Association gallery, we continue the work towards equipping the building for its second century of serving our community of artists and art lovers.

    This year, we kick off the next phase of the Second Century capital project: replacing the skylights with new, insulated units, insulating the floor of the attic, and installing insulated laylights above the ceiling. This will stabilize the environment, making energy-efficient heating and cooling a reality.

    Donors to the Skylight Project are invited to the Centennial Frolic on August 7 from 5 - 7 pm.


  • Old Lyme Arts District

  • Newsletter

    June 2021 Lyme Art Association Newsletter

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