Outside Art!

Be Inspired by the landscapes that drew artists to Old Lyme a century ago!
Schedule of paint-outs 

Join your fellow member artists to paint outdoors. All members are invited, and members may bring a guest!


Monday Painting Group

2021 is Maura Cochran's third year hosting this friendly and intrepid group. Maura always has a good variety of wonderful locations. Please email Maura at mcochran@bartramandcochran.com to let her know you are interested and she will include you in her email chain. 

Time is 9:00 am - noon unless otherwise noted.

Monday, June 28:
Griswold Point

Contact Maura for details.

Monday, July 5:
Saybrook Point
199 College St, Old Saybrook

Monday, July 12:
Reynolds Marina
Hamburg Rd, Lyme

Monday, July 19:
Under Baldwin Bridge
Ferry Rd, Old Saybrook

Monday, July 26:
Essex Yacht Club
Novelty Lane, Essex

Monday, August 2:
Florence Griswold Museum
Lyme St, Old Lyme

Monday, August 9:
Historic Pratt House
West Ave, Essex

Monday, August 16, 10am - 1pm:
Lavender Farm
Roast Meat Hill Rd, Killingworth

Monday, August 23:
Eagle Landing State Park
Little Meadow Rd, Haddam

Monday, Augsut 30:
Founders Park
Coulter Street, Old Saybrook


Public Painting Locations in Lyme and Old Lyme

Locations where you may paint on your own schedule - no permission required. Parking and restrooms may be limited.

Eileen Eder, Road to Grassy Hill

Grassy Hill Preserve - 318 Grassy Hill Rd, Lyme. Parking by cemetery. https://www.lymelandtrust.org/properties/

Ferry Landing State Park - 398 Ferry Rd, Old Lyme

Lyme Art Association - 90 Lyme Street Old Lyme

Champlain North Open Space - Barbizon Oak - Parking at end of Wyckford Lane by the Old Lyme Inn.

Duck River Cemetery - McCurdy Road Old Lyme. Entrance between Bittersweet and Johnny Cake Rds.

Elizabeth B. Karter Watch Rock Preserve - Joel Rd off RT.156 Old Lyme



Upcoming Workshops:

Oil and Water with Howard Park and Lisa Miceli: May 22 and 23

The Sky's the Limit: Pastel with Karen Israel: July 10 and 11

  • A Century of Inspiration

    July 30 – Sept. 16, 2021

    A Century of Inspiration is an exhibit dedicated to celebrating the 100th anniversary of our beloved gallery. We are asking artists to look back at the work of the original art colony for inspiration. Bucolic landscapes with cows or sheep, woodland interiors, gardens beside a cottage, mountain laurels in bloom, bridges, porch scenes, moonlit nocturnes, portraits and so much more would be appropriate subject matter for this show. LAA is not looking for copies of the originals or asking artists to work in a style that is not their own, but to be inspired by the subject matter, color, and spirit of the founding members of LAA.

    All participants will be eligible for the following prizes, 1st $500, 2nd $250 and 3rd $125. 

    Open to all LAA member artists. Please download the prospectus for more details.

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