‘Twinkle Point’ Wee Faerie Village opens at Florence Griswold Museum, balloon artist visits tomorrow

One of the whimsical Wee Faerie homes on display is Bettina Rowlands Botanical Gardens in Broad Brook, Connecticut.

OLD LYME — Since 2009, more than 175,000 visitors have immersed themselves in the spirit of imagination and whimsy that emanates from visiting at least two dozen fairy-sized installations on the Museum campus on a perfect summer day. fall, and this year will be no exception.

This year’s theme is Glitter dot, an amusement park designed for fairies. Artists and fairy enthusiasts worked for months on roller coasters, carousels, arcades and stores – everything you find in an amusement park – only tiny.

The exhibition is open from Saturday October 1 to Sunday October 30.

This jungle-themed river ride by Cromwell’s Jessica Zeedyk is sure to delight visitors to Wee Faerie Village 2022.

The 27 creative installations, including those produced by six schools and four new participants, will not fail to amaze visitors with their know-how and their imagination.

The Museum will also be offering a full list of special fairy-related programs and events, as follows:

Saturday October 8
10.30am-12.30pm and 1pm-3pm.
Stunning balloon art
This event is free with admission to the Museum.
Come meet April, the twisted balloon artist who can conjure up anything from her colorful balloon palette. Request a wand, sword or cartoon character and watch it appear before your eyes.

Take a peek if you dare inside the haunted house of Bobbie Padgett and Teddi Curtiss, both from Old Lyme, and Dee Dee Charnok from Essex!

Saturday October 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Oh! Oh! Pirate Day at Twinkle Point
This event is free with admission to the Museum.
Come and meet the Free Men of the Sea, very good re-enactors who bring to life the myths and history of pirates and corsairs. Flintlock pistol demonstrations every hour from 12 noon.

Sunday October 16 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Splashes! Splash! A day at Mermaid Cove
This event is free with admission to the Museum.
Glitter dot unveils its latest “living” sculpture of a mermaid to adorn Mermaid Cove. Marvel at the remarkable stillness of this mermaid before she disappears back into her aquatic depths.

See what you can see in the House of Mirrors by Michele Mergy of Old Lyme and Dawn Bisharat of Madison, Connecticut!

Saturday October 22 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Maggie’s Magical Potions & Tea Shop
This event is free with admission to the Museum.
Discover the many herbs with magical healing powers and taste delicious tea blends. Make your own mix and buy delicious pastries.

Saturday October 29 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
BOO-HA-HA! Awesome Halloween Magic
This event is free with admission to the Museum.
Enjoy magical and spooky pranks with entertainer extraordinaire Joe Howard – stilts, magic and comedy to delight all ages.

Sunday, Oct. 30, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Halloween at Twinkle Point
This event is free with admission to the Museum.
Dress up in costumes and visit the Education Center for treats.