It’s so important, we are celebrating eARTh Day… twice!

Saturday, April 20

Be one of over a billion environmentally-minded people around the world who celebrate the planet. How? Come to Mystic Museum of Art’s inaugural “eARTh Day”! By being with globally conscious community members, you and your family can enjoy Museum scavenger hunts, hands-on art activities throughout the day, and see the unveiling of an outdoor trash-to-art sculpture.

The Mystic Museum of Art will host a celebration of the Museum’s work to be environmentally conscious and an ecological leader in the Mystic community.

From 12:30 – 2 pm, the event will be held on the grounds of the Museum and if needed due to weather, in our studios and gallery space. Registration is not required.

  • 12:30pm Heather Somers and David Madacsi will unveil the trash-to-art sculpture
  • 1 – 2pm Trash-to-Art activities for families and the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center will lead eco-friendly and Earth-themed art projects for families

Community Partners that are participating that day….

  • Mystic Museum of Art’s Education Department
  • Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center


Monday, April 22

Free and open to the public — Eastern Connecticut Conservation District (ECCD) and the Mystic Museum of Art will conduct a workshop on Earth Day, April 22 from 2:30 – 4:30pm at the Museum’s 15 Water Street Gallery.

This workshop is ideal for home and business owners who may want to install a rain garden, or for municipal officials, particularly staff from MS4 communities, who are working hard to reduce storm water pollution.

Workshop attendees will learn about non-point source pollution, rain gardens and water treatment technologies from AbTech Industries, such as SmartSponge Stormdrain Filters, that capture a variety of pollutants mobilized by storm water. AbTech’s COO,  Bob Backman, will be presenting on behalf of AbTech, speaking about AbTech’s product and service portfolio as well as about the challenges communities are facing locally. Staff from ECCD will present information about non-point source pollution and rain gardens.

A brief walk on the Museum’s grounds will introduce participants to AbTech’s Ultra Urban Filter with SmartSponge FiltrationMedia, one of which has been installed in a parking lot catch basin, as well as to a rain garden planted by the Museum, ECCD, and many volunteers.