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
Nightingale's Acoustic Cafe
Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds
Fence Show Artists
Patricia Spratt for the Home
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.