June 14, 2017
Lyman Allyn Art Museum
Press Contact: Rebecca Marsie, Communications Associate
860.443.2545 x112 / [email protected]


New London – The Lyman Allyn Art Museum will present its annual Summer Fest on June 24 from 11am – 4pm. Admission is FREE all day to the family friendly community event featuring food trucks, live entertainment, and activities on Museum grounds and inside the Museum. In the event of rain, everything but the food trucks will move indoors to the Museums galleries, auditorium, and art/dance studio.

Summer Fest will feature the music of some of the region’s great performers. Ron Murray & Vuelo combine Spanish influences with standards and original compositions featuring 7-string guitar and percussion. The Rivergods will perform their “heartfelt harmony-rich folky/rootsy/rockfish” unique style of music. Bluesman Ramblin’ Dan Stevens shares his repertoire of American roots music to classic folk. Geoff Kaufman will turn his vocal talents to kids’ songs with a maritime flair. A special interactive performance by the Drums of Mali gives all ages a chance to try their hand at djembes and dunduns.

Visitors are welcome to bring a blanket and explore the grounds of the Lyman Allyn, including the McCourt 9/11 Memorial Garden and the outdoor David Smalley Sculpture Trail. Summer Fest volunteers will be on hand for brief tours of the current exhibitions, and kids will enjoy hands-on art activities, the fun of April’s Balloon Creations, face painting by TeachArt2M , the incredible “Don’t Burst My Bubble” program from the Children’s Museum of Southeastern Connecticut, a performance by Writer’s Block Ink, and animals from the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center and Blue Moon Raptors.

Summer Fest is sponsored by: Americana Furniture, Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Southeastern New England, Inc., Copy Cats Printing Services, Inc., Crocodile River Music, Cumulus Media/Q105, The Day, Dime Bank, La-Z-Boy Furniture, Henny Penny.

Check the museum website at and our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages for updates.

For more information or images, please contact Rebecca Marsie at 860.443.2545 x112 or at [email protected]

About the Lyman Allyn Art Museum
The Lyman Allyn Art Museum welcomes visitors from New London, southeastern Connecticut and all over the world. Established in 1926 by a gift from Harriet Allyn in memory of her seafaring father, the Museum opened the doors of its beautiful neo-classical building surrounded by 12 acres of green space in 1932. Today it presents a number of changing exhibitions each year and houses a fascinating collection of over 17,000 objects from ancient times to the present; artworks from Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe, with particularly strong collections of American paintings, decorative arts and Victorian toys and doll houses.

The museum is located at 625 Williams Street, New London, Connecticut, exit 83 off I-95. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sundays 1:00 – 5:00 pm; closed Mondays and major holidays. For more information call 860.443.2545, ext. 129 or visit us on Facebook or the web at:

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