March 8, 2017 (Mystic, CT) --- The oldest of its kind in the Northeast, the 60th Annual Mystic Outdoor Art Festival, hosted by the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce, is now accepting applications for its upcoming festival. The two day event will be held on Saturday, August 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, August 13 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. along the streets of Historic Downtown Mystic, CT.

Applications for interested artists are available online at or by visiting the link on the Mystic Chamber’s website. Applications must be received by April 15, 2017. Accepted fine art media categories include: Acrylics, Graphics, Illustration, Mixed Media, Oils, Pastels, Photography, Sculpture and Watercolors. Accepted fine craft media categories include: Ceramics, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Leather, Metal and Wood. All entrants must submit to jury.

The Mystic Outdoor Art Festival has evolved in many ways from its humble beginnings over fifty years ago and now stretches over two miles and attracts over 85,000 visitors to the region. It has grown to over 250 artists who come from all corners of the United States and bring more than 100,000 works of art.

For more information, please contact Lauren Giliberto at the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce at (860) 572-5098 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

GMCC Announces Open Artwork Search for 2017

Mystic Outdoor Art Festival Promotional Merchandise

Mystic, CT - The Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce announces that the Mystic Outdoor Art Festival Committee is in search of artwork for the 60th Annual Mystic Outdoor Art Festival’s promotional merchandise to be sold during the event scheduled for August 12-13, 2017.

Each year, the GMCC seeks out talented graphic artists from around the region to submit their artwork to be used for all promotional merchandise associated with the Mystic Outdoor Art Festival.  Artwork submissions must capture the essence of summertime in Mystic, and follow the guidelines presented on the GMCC website.

All artwork submitted to the MOAF Committee becomes the property of the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce.  Artists should submit their designs to Stephanie Healy, Marketing Manager for the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce by March 1, 2017. The chosen design may also be utilized for other promotional material related to the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce Outdoor Art Festival.  

The art festival committee will review all entries, and make its final decision by April 30, 2017.  For more information about art submission, please call Stephanie Healy, Marketing Manager, ext. 305, Lauren Giliberto, Events Manager, ext. 302, or visit for submission guidelines.

About the mission of the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce: Our mission is to
 advocate for business and tourism, promote business alliances, provide valuable benefits and services to our members, and to serve as a strong community partner in the economic development efforts in the the Greater Mystic area.

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