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Address: 9 Water St, Mystic, CT 06355-2592
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+1 860-536-7601
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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Art in the eye

There was some amazing art to be seen by local artists and all of it was for sale! I intend on buying some on my next visit.

Reviewed April 18, 2016
Michael P
New York City, New York
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Mesa, Arizona
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Reviewed June 25, 2016

Well when they have signage that they are closing at 5 you had better have seen what you came to look at because they rush to lock the doors and close down. Otherwise some interesting art.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Reviewed April 24, 2016

Not a lot of art, mostly local artists. It's free - they just ask for donations. Most of it wasn't really my thing.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed April 18, 2016

There was some amazing art to be seen by local artists and all of it was for sale! I intend on buying some on my next visit.

Thank Michael P
Taunton, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed April 11, 2016

I love what they're doing to engage youth in and with art. If you're looking for paintings from the masters, or pieces from popular nuevo artists...wrong place. It's not the Guggenheim or the MFA in Boston. There is a relatively small collection of art from local artists, on the weekend we went there it was sitting on the floor to... More 

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Oakdale, Connecticut, United States
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Reviewed April 5, 2016

We stopped in to check out the kids art. Many schools in the area had it students art work on display. It was very interesting seeing some of the kids imaginations. Many pieces were really great!

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Mystic, Connecticut
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Reviewed March 30, 2016

Excellent collection and ever changing exhibits. Beautiful space over looking the Mystic River. Plenty of parking.

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Stonington, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2016

The Mystic Arts Center has now been renamed the Mystic Museum of Art, and the new name is consistent with this local treasure. For winter 2016, there is a wonderful curated art exhibit - admission is free, although donations are welcome. The classes for children and adults, ranging from single sessions to longer commitments, are uniformly terrific.

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Milford, CT
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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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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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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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