Call For Entry! The Summer Sculpture Showcase In Old Lyme Connecticut


Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds is a vibrant community environment dedicated to arts  education and appreciation on the Connecticut shoreline. Our mission is to create a bond between art, nature & people by inspiring and promoting participation in the arts.

We host our annual Summer Sculpture Showcase for our community to creatively engage, inspire and interact. We are reaching out to you, friends and fellow artists, to share this Call for Entry among your peers and artistic communities in hopes of expanding our vision to enlighten and enrich.

In response to the impressive success of our previous Summer Sculpture Showcases, Gilbert Boro, Executive Director at Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds in Old Lyme Connecticut, is pleased to announce Summer Sculpture Showcase 2021!

The Summer Sculpture Showcase, which will be on display from June 19 – October 30, 2021, is part of a year round outdoor sculptural exhibit on 4.5 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens located along the banks of the Lieutenant River in the historic, art-centric community of Old Lyme, Connecticut. This exhibition has featured the selected sculptural works of over 100 acclaimed artists, hailing tremendous success, and providing artists with a unique opportunity to showcase their sculpture in a majestic environment specifically designed to nurture the creative arts. The exhibition has drawn over 7000 viewers to the 4.5-acre sculpture garden located on the Connecticut shoreline.

This 7th annual Summer Sculpture Showcase offers a unique opportunity for established artists to exhibit their work in an interactive location, while also effectively creating a dynamic exhibition within the expansive Sculpture Gardens where discovery is limitless!


We will be offering Otocast, a free audio tour of our Summer Sculpture Showcase with an interactive map, sculpture photos, and artist narratives. This software application will allow visitors to take a tour from home or in person. Download “Otocast” from the Apple App or Google Play Stores and choose Old Lyme, CT to access the tour.

Handicap parking is available on the Sculpture Grounds

Additional parking is available next door at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Art

Open Daily 9-5pm

Free Admission!

80-1 Lyme St, Old Lyme, CT 06371, USA