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Address: 9 Water Street, Mystic, CT 06355
Phone Number: 860-536-7601
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Bordering the Mystic River, this complex features changing art exhibitions,...

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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Worth taking the troulbe to go into the parking lot and building

Bright and airy gallery with crafts and art for sale. The Center promotes art in the region. One can also look out the window and see the working part of the Mystic port. I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 19, 2015
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Milford, CT
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Milford, CT
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157 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Bright and airy gallery with crafts and art for sale. The Center promotes art in the region. One can also look out the window and see the working part of the Mystic port. I found some great gifts to give at Christmas to friends at reasonable cost. I also got ideas for what I do make myself by looking at... More 

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Leavenworth, Kansas
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

This place is tucked away on the mystic river. Fantastic view. Ever changing artwork. Great committee of people running it. And great for private functions. I had my wedding here in October and it was well above my expectations. They have a tent for you to use at your disposal plus tables and chairs for main dining. You don't need... More 

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Thank Bellenelle2918
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

A lovely and diverse collection of artwork from a wide spectrum of New England artists, sprinkled with a few items from their established collection.

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Thank JoAnnOnTrip
Charlestown, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

If you are in Mystic this in not to be missed. Gallery exhibits are constantly changing with the shows and the staff are very informed and courteous. Don't miss, when they put on the exhibit by the school children, you will be amazed at the caliber of their artistic talents. Parking is free

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1 Thank glang27
Berlin, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I do not think I am the person to ask about this place. I am not really into art and I had 6 teens with me. The teens were bored and it seemed like dozen of other art centers I have been in.

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Thank Janice402
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

Great place, friendly staff. The galleries are wonderful with decently priced art! A must visit, free parking when you visit!

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Berne, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 via mobile

Interesting and eclectic collection. Good way to relax and spend a non strenuous hour. Jan was more enthusiastic than I but that's how it goes. $3 each suggested gratuity. 1 hour free parking if you ask

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Batavia, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Our friend held her wedding here. It was a lovely venue. It was five rooms of beautiful, pleasant art. And it was set up amazingly for the wedding with a view of the Mystic River from the back. Center has its own parking lot, which was extremely convenient for all of the wedding guests. Otherwise, only street parking is available.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Very nice, semi eclectic display of what appears to be mostly semi-professional artists. Most of the artwork was for sale,and priced anywhere from $200-2,000, with one piece topping the list at $21,000. The permanent collection was the best of the bunch. It's definitely worth stopping if you are in the neighborhood. Admission is free; there is a donation box. Street... More 

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Mystic, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

On a beautiful site on the Mystic River, just a short walk from the hubub of downtown is the Mystic Arts Center. It features a very cool collection of contemporary art ( not a lighthouse or seagull in sight ). The Center also features some terrific musical entertainment and lectures - open to the public all year long, stop by... More 

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