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Mystic Arts Center

9 Water Street, Mystic, CT 06355
860-536-7601
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Ranked #7 of 11 Attractions in Mystic
Type: Art Museums
Owner description: Bordering the Mystic River, this complex features changing art exhibitions, special events and classes. A nonprofit organization created by an artist... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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English first
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76 reviews 76 reviews
31 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 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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118 reviews 118 reviews
55 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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207 reviews 207 reviews
67 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 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
24 helpful votes 24 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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102 reviews 102 reviews
21 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 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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14 reviews 14 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Groton, Connecticut
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Wonderful regional juried art shows and home of the Mystic Arts Cafe on about 4 Fridays per year with poetry and music of National reknown. the Mystic Art Association is a regional focal point

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