Ways To Give

Join us in supporting the Lyme Art Association, a thriving arts community in Old Lyme founded more than 100 years ago by artists of the Lyme Art Colony. We are deeply appreciative of the support from our members, and there are many other ways to give. The Annual Fund, Sponsorship, Matching Gifts, Gifts in Tribute, and Planned Giving are all wonderful ways to ensure a strong future for our thriving arts community. Your support helps support the artists of today and inspire the artists of tomorrow!

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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:  

  • Create exceptional exhibitions featuring art by established and emerging artists
  • Showcase for our historic building with its deep ties to American Impressionism
  • Educate and inspire through classes, workshops, demos, and painting groups

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, call us at 860-434-7802, or contribute to the annual fund and note that your gift is in honor or memory of a loved one.

Planned Giving:

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

Sponsorship:

We are truly grateful to our  partners who sponsor events and programs each year, including major exhibitions, artist awards, the annual gala fundraiser Palate to Palette, and this year our Centennial Celebrations. We deeply appreciate the community leaders who affirm our work. 

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.

© 2015 Lyme Art Association. Design by Lise Gazzillo.