Old Lyme — Dressed in top hats, flapper dresses and fascinators, members of the Lyme Art Association recreated the Roaring ’20s on Saturday afternoon to celebrate the association’s 100th anniversary.
In true 1920s fashion, the association hosted a family-friendly tea party, followed by an evening Centennial Frolic on its lawn, where artists and supporters of the association enjoyed refreshments while donning their costumes. Inside the gallery, exhibits included a centennial celebration and a gallery called “young impressions” meant to appeal to and highlight young artists.
The festivities kicked off early Saturday morning, when more than two dozen artists scattered throughout town, mostly on Lyme Street, to participate in an en plein air, or outdoor, painting exercise. The artists put up their easels and broke out their brushes to depict nearby landmarks including Town Hall, the Duck River Bridge and even the art association building itself.
By the afternoon, the artists