August 14, 2022

Deck the Walls at the Lyme Art Association

K. Muller Thym - Lambing Snow 2011

The Lyme Art Association’s most festive art exhibition and sale is their annual “Deck the Walls” holiday show, on view November 18, 2011 through January 7, 2012.  More than 200 original works of art by member artists will be on display and priced to sell as holiday gifts. Artwork by newly inducted Elected Artists will be featured in their own exhibition in the Goodman Gallery.  The opening reception on Friday, December 2 from 5 – 7pm is free to the public and will feature live music.

Once again the Lyme Art Association will assist the Shoreline Soup Kitchens and Pantries by donating 10% of gallery sales from the opening night of “Deck the Walls.”  “We hope that the community will help us support the Soup Kitchen during their busy holiday season by purchasing artwork on opening night, and by bringing a canned good donation to our opening reception,” states Susan Ballek, Director of the Lyme Art Association.

In conjunction with “Deck the Walls,” the Association will host the second annual “Holiday Festival of Trees and Music,” on view in their historic galleries from November 25 – December 4.  This special display of designer trees is sponsored by the non-profit organization by Bring Our Music Back.  Please visit  for more information on special activities planned during this holiday extravaganza, which include breakfasts with Santa and live music events by local artists.

Lyme Art Association Member Artists of all levels (Individual, Associate and Elected) are invited to enter the “Deck the Walls” juried exhibition.  Artwork will be accepted at Receiving Day on Sunday, November 13 from 2 – 5pm.  Anyone interested in submitting artwork may join the Lyme Art Association as a Member on Receiving Day in order to be eligible.

The Lyme Art Association is open Monday through Saturday from 10am – 5pm, and Sunday from 1 – 5pm and is located at 90 Lyme Street in Old Lyme, at the corner of Halls Road.  Please call (860) 434-7802 for more information, or visit

About the Lyme Art Association 

The Lyme Art Association was founded in 1914 by the American Impressionists and continues the tradition of exhibiting and selling representational artwork by its members and invited artists, as well as offering art instruction and lectures to the community. The Lyme Art Association is located at 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT, in a building designed by Charles Adams Platt and located within an historic district. Admission is free with contributions appreciated. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm, Sunday 1 to 5pm. For more information on exhibitions, purchase of art, art classes, or becoming a member, call 860-434-7802.