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Address: 9 Water Street, Mystic, CT 06355
Phone Number: 860-536-7601
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Description: Bordering the Mystic River, this complex features changing art...
Bordering the Mystic River, this complex features changing art exhibitions, special events and classes. A nonprofit organization created by an artist colony in 1913, the association boasts a membership of over 1,200 artists. Travelers can partake of one-day workshops or enjoy a day on the town while their children are educated and entertained in art classes.
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A cultural gem in Mystic

Mystic arts center is a great local asset. Well-curated shows and great classes for kids and adults. Well done social events and fund raisers.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
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Stonington, Connecticut
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Stonington, Connecticut
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92 reviews 92 reviews
26 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Mystic arts center is a great local asset. Well-curated shows and great classes for kids and adults. Well done social events and fund raisers.

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106 reviews 106 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This is a large venue, well-situated along the banks of the river with parking in front. Well worth a visit, as you stroll about this otherwise very gift-oriented shopping district.

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Smithtown, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We visited this place. They have paintings, photographs etc displayed. Some of them are for sale. Many of these display are by the local artist displaying local scenes. We enjoyed it very much

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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

It was a treat to visit this gallery filled with various art forms. Quiet and no pressure. Just a chance to view the local artists. great and easy parking too!

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Houston, Texas
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93 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We were actually there for a wedding reception but we really enjoyed the displays of art. It is a smaller venue but the art and photography was high caliber. I am not sure if there is an admission fee but it is a nice center.

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62 reviews 62 reviews
18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

It's a beautiful place to come in and appreciate some amazing art work, no pushy gallery girls trying to get you to buy art or acting snooty because they think only they get the art. And even if you are clearly just a tourist in shirts and a t-shirt you aren't looked down on by the well dressed attendant who... More 

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Montclair, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

We were wandering through Mystic when we came upon the Arts Center and decided to see what was inside. We didn't know what to expect, as there was a kids' art class being held on the lawn, but inside was a small art museum that had a donation box instead of an entrance fee. We wandered about for quite a... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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106 reviews 106 reviews
22 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Charming center with a wide variety of art open to the public for free. Current exhibit celebrating the history of the center.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Mystic CT doesn't have that much to do - if you have a quiet moment you'd do well to stop in here. The art is "real" meaning it isn't a lot of big name junk. Much of it is beautiful and harmonious. The executive director has a mustache like Salvador Dali, and in my opinion he merits it. He literally... More 

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Groton, Connecticut
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

WOW what a place. the art that was there was amazing. They just drew you in and you had to look at the all.

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