Art in the Park

Enjoy the artistic legacy that is that is the hallmark of Weir Farm. Or Take Part in Art by creating your own artwork in a place that has inspired thousands of painters for more than 130 years.

A family enjoys painting in the park

Take Part in Art

We invite you to create art at Weir Farm 365 days a year. Bring your own art supplies or pick up a set of free-to-use art supplies from the visitor center porch, May through October. Colored pencils, pastels, and paper are offered during visitor center hours (Wed-Sun), and watercolor paints are available on weekends.

Register for an Art Class including Impressionist Painting Workshops

Join Master Instructor Dmitri Wright for one or two-day workshops to learn about the art and poetry of Impressionist painting. Tailored for beginners, advanced artists, and teens, these free workshops fill quickly. The Park also offeres a variety of other art programs. Check out the Calendar for upcoming events, or sign up for our e-news list to receive program information. To be added, call 203-834-1896 and ask a Park Ranger to add you to our email mailing list.

Follow the Painting Sites Guide

Walk in the footsteps of great American artists. Pick up this self-guided tour to see dozens of historic painting sites at the park.

View Original Art

See masterpieces created by the Weir, Young, and Andrews family artists in the Weir House, Weir Studio, and Young Studio. You can also see contemporary art at the Burlingham House Visitor Center Gallery. Both are open May through October, Wednesdays through Sundays from 10am to 4pm.

Become an Artist-in-Residence

Visual artists are encouraged to apply for a month-long residency, living and working in the place that has inspired generations of artists. Applications are due November 1 for the following year. Learn more and apply.
Dmitri's Day by Bobbi Eike Mullen
Dmitri's Day by Bobbi Eike Mullen

Join the Fun at the Art in the Park Annual Festival, August 25th

This free annual event celebrates the birthday of the National Park Service and the creativity inspired by Weir Farm. Enjoy demonstrations, activity stations, free-to-use art supplies, refreshments, music, and more!

Artists of all abilities are encouraged to submit a work of Weir Farm related art. Drop off art during visitor center hours, starting in May. Entries must be received by August 25th to be judged at the Art in the Park Festival. Following the festival, all contest entries are eligible to be part of an exhibit at the G&B Cultural Center during September. Categories include: Junior Artist, Adult Artist, and Advanced/Professional Artist.

Last updated: June 4, 2019

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