June 5, 2019
Lyman Allyn Art Museum
Press Contact: Rebecca Dawson, Director of Communications
860.443.2545 x2112 / [email protected]>


New London – The Lyman Allyn Art Museum will present its annual Summer Fest on June 22, 2019 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 Museum’s galleries, auditorium, and art/dance studio.

Summer Fest will feature the music of some of the region’s great performers. Bluesman Ramblin’ Dan Stevens will perform a selection of traditional finger style blues, Americana, and originals. Azalea Drive turns their vocal talents to a wonderful mix of cover music from Stevie Wonder, Bruno Mars, Madonna, Justin Timberlake, Aerosmith and more. Learning to Fly will share their repertoire of soft rock and cover band music. The Rivergods will perform their “heartfelt harmony-rich folky/rootsy/rockish” unique style of music.

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 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 Brunelle’s balloon creations, face painting by TeachArt2M, a Mermaid Tale craft from the Children’s Museum of Southeastern CT, story time and crafts from the Public Library of New London, animals from the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, live birds of prey from A Place Called Hope, henna art by Hennavana, and much more!

Summer Fest is generously sponsored by: Atlantic Broadband; Chelsea Groton Bank; Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Southeastern New England, Inc.; Copy Cats Printing Services, Inc; Cumulus Media/Q105; and The Day.

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

For more information or images, please contact Rebecca Dawson at 860.443.2545 x2112 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. 2129 or visit us on Facebook or the web at:

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