The Partners of the Old Lyme Arts District work to promote opportunities to enjoy and take part in the cultural arts and learning available on historic Lyme Street in Old Lyme, Connecticut. Each partner, whether a business, a nonprofit, a town institution or school, is committed to highlighting for residents, cultural tourists, and visitors the rich cultural arts that are part of our heritage. With art galleries, music venues, and more, Lyme Street offers quite a bit for a quiet village lane!

District Partners that provide resources to the promotion of special events include:

Florence Griswold Museum

Lyme Art Association

Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts

Old Lyme - Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library

Old Lyme Historical Society

Lyme-Old Lyme Schools

Lymes' Youth Services Bureau

Lyme-Old Lyme Chamber of Commerce

Bee & Thistle Inn

Old Lyme Inn/SideDoor Jazz Club

Musical Masterworks

Nightingale's Acoustic Cafe

Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds

Fence Show Artists

Cooley Gallery

Patricia Spratt for the Home

EF Watermelon

Lyme Street Studios

Town of Old Lyme


Our annual signature event, the Old Lyme Midsummer Festival, began in 1985 and continues to bring visitors from across the State and region to our artistic community. The all-day festival runs the last Saturday in July, and kicks off with a Friday evening lawn concert at the Florence Griswold Museum.

In addition to the Midsummer Festival, the Arts District participates in Make Music Day, the Chamber's Light Up Old Lyme, and other collaborative events. Follow us on Facebook for current exhibitions, performances, and specials.