Bruce Museum Annual Arts Festival Set for Columbus Day Weekend

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The Bruce Museum’s 33rd Annual Outdoor Arts Festival is set for October 11 and 12.  Among the exhibitors are grandmother and granddaughter, both abstract painters, exhibiting together for the first time.

A veteran of the Bruce show, grandmother and Glastonbury resident Barbara Jenkins will be exhibiting her mixed media paintings.  Participating in the show for the first time is granddaughter and Oklahoman Victoria Jenkins, showing her own abstract acrylic paintings.

“It was a total surprise and exciting one at that,” Barbara remarked upon hearing her granddaughter will be showing at the festival.

“I decided not to tell my grandmother until I found out I had been accepted, because it can be competitive to get into the Bruce Show,” said Victoria.

More than 85 artists from all over the country will be present to show and discuss their work.  Paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, mixed media pieces and photography in color as well as black and white are all available for purchase.

The Arts Festival is regularly held in October on Columbus Day weekend. All artists are present thoughout each entire weekend and all works are for sale.

Festival hours: 10 am – 5 pm. Admission: $8 Members and children under 5 are free.

Festival parking: Island Beach parking lot, Steamboat Road, Museum Drive