Artists labor to present weekend of creativity in Mystic; look for zombies, too


Pictured, Mike McCarthy carving shorebirds at a previous Meet the Artists and Artisans Labor Day weekend show in Mystic at Olde Mistick Village in Connecticut. Contributed photo

If your travels find you in the southeast corner of Connecticut this weekend, then you may want to make a stop on the green of Old Mistick Village, in Mystic, where artists from across the state, and United States, will be setting up shop from Aug. 30 to Sept. 1.

About 50 artists and hand craftspeople are set to show their wares beginning at 10 a.m. each day. Admission is free.

The participants also will be demonstrating their talents and discussing their creative process.     

Here’s how the organizers described the scene in a recent news release:

See the artists painting coastal murals, flamboyant canvas impressions, tranquil seascapes. Shore birds emerge from blocks of wood, clay is turned as you watch. Animal-pet portraits: Five jewelers, create on site. Six photographers feature images of actual inventions, underwater marine life, Ecuadorian jungle fauna; European castles; gardens; woodlands, meadows, visions of New England shoreline.

Greg Stones also will be there with his new book, “Zombies Have Issues,” which feature his paintings of ninjas, penguins and zombies, according to organizers.

For more information, call 203-874-5672 or visit here.

Christina Hennessy