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Mystic Arts Center

9 Water Street, Mystic, CT 06355
860-536-7601
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Ranked #8 of 20 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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Houston, Texas
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150 reviews 150 reviews
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62 helpful votes 62 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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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
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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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18 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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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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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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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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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ledyard
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

The MAC is a great place to go and view the permanent collection and whatever else is showing. I have taken one night craft classes called Artini as you receive a great martini and interesting art class for about $15. It's a fun night out in a welcoming place.

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Monroe
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Last weekend we were in Mystic and took a walk through the Art Center and thought it to be a very nice gallery. The exhibit had a large variety of works which made it interesting, definately work checking out !

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

We enjoyed a run through the Center, which is essentially a museum that consists of about 4 galleries. The collection is eclectic and somewhat uneven, but we found enough to enjoy that we didn't mind kicking in the requested $3/person donation. Our visit was about 30 or 40 minutes, and that was enough.

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