Mystic Arts Center

9 Water Street

860.536.7601 |

Mystic Arts Center, a part of the Connecticut art scene for 100 years, is a place where culture, tradition, and the charm of small town New England converge. Founded in 1913 by a group of prominent artists rooted in the philosophy of the 19th century French landscape painters, Mystic Arts Center today serves as an arts and culture center for southeastern Connecticut.

MAC’s galleries are open year-round, seven days a week, from 11:00am to 5:00pm. To support its mission as an educational, non-profit organization, open to all, Mystic Arts Center maintains a historically significant gallery built in 1931 on Water Street, one block from downtown Mystic. Located on the west bank of the scenic Mystic River, the museum houses four art galleries, state of the art studio space, classrooms, and an art reference library.

MAC’s comprehensive education program offers classes for both children and adults and provides educational outreach programs to regional schools including Groton, Stonington, New London and Norwich.
We conduct a regularly scheduled series of juried, open, and invitational exhibitions throughout the year, present a variety of programs in the performing arts including literary events and musical performances, offer fine art for sale, and maintain a museum quality archive department and permanent collection. MAC’s magnificent location and beautiful gallery and grounds form the backdrop to numerous events throughout the year, including weddings, benefits, and other private functions.

The mission of the Mystic Arts Center is to foster the creation and to promote the understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of the arts for the broad public.