Ways To Give

Join us in supporting the Lyme Art Association, a vibrant center for representational art founded more than 100 years ago by artists of the Lyme Art Colony. There are many ways to give beyond Membership. We are grateful for contributions to the Annual Fund, Matching Gift Program, Gifts in Tribute, Planned Giving, and Corporate Sponsorship. Your support makes it possible to educate and inspire, bringing art into our community.

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With all the talk about mindfulness, yet all our gazes on screens, representational art is a prompt to take in what is around us – everyday objects, scenes we drive by daily, faces in the crowd. The more you look at art, the more you are reminded by the artist’s vision of the amazing complexity and beauty in our everyday life

Laurie Pavlos, Executive Director

Annual Fund:

Your gift to the annual fund touches every aspect of the Lyme Art Association. Your wonderful generosity and ongoing support allow us to:  

  • Stage exceptional exhibitions featuring the work of established and emerging artists
  • Care for our historic building with its deep ties to American Impressionism
  • Provide a robust schedule of art classes, workshops, and other educational programs

Donate to the Annual Fund Today!

Matching Gift Program:

Increase the power of your gift to the Lyme Art Association. Many employers have matching gift programs by which they will match the tax-deductible portion of your donation. To see if your employer has a matching gift program, visit your company’s website or speak to your human resources department. Let us know if you expect us to receive a match to your gift.

Gifts in Tribute:

To make a gift in memory or honor of a loved one, please contact Elsbeth Dowd, Development Manager.

Planned Giving:

Have you ever considered leaving a legacy gift for the Lyme Art Association in your will? Learn more here. 

Corporate Sponsorship:

We are truly grateful to our corporate partners who sponsor events and programs each year, including seven major exhibitions, lectures, the annual gala fundraiser Palate to Palette, and the golf fundraiser Swing for Art. We deeply appreciate the community leaders who affirm our work. 

Learn more here.


The Lyme Art Association, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Your gift is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

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