The Griffis Art Center
Founded in 1989, the Griffis Art Center hosts artists, writers, poets and directors from around the world. A three month program, offered several times a year, provides participants the opportunity to reside and work in a quiet, private environment, focusing solely on their work – uninterrupted by the static of everyday life.
Located in New London, Connecticut, USA, the atmosphere is designed to stimulate personal vision and encourage new and exciting artistic expressions.
The Art Center has been bringing our resident artists, writers and other guests to the Mill since 1994. There, they can relax, enjoy the beautiful surroundings, and if so inspired, put paint to canvas or pen to paper.
The GAC is 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Visual Arts Organization
We prefer the hard language of science when talking about nature, but then we overlook an important part of how we experience the world – the part that is mysterious and spiritual and poetic.”
Built in 1667, the mill is a unique and valuable location historically, artistically and ecologically. In the more than 400 years at this location the Mill has existed as multiple manufacturing businesses converting to a private residence in 1965.
In addition, artistically, starting in the 1800’s, the Mill was a popular painting location for the Lyme Impressionist Artists.
Today, it continues to inspire artists from around the world.
The Tributary Mill Conservancy
Founded in 2001 as a scientific and educational organization to preserve the Mill Brook ecosystem, the Mill (home to the Tributary Mill Conservancy) is nestled on the lower Mill Brook, a branch of the Lieutenant River that joins the mouth of the Connecticut River at Long Island Sound.
This area is vital as part of the Connecticut River estuarine system, providing food, shelter, breeding and nursing grounds for a wide variety of migrating and resident species.
The TMC was created to merge science and art for the conservation of this unique tributary ecosystem, and to share the results of these efforts in a multi disciplinary venue both scientific and artistic.
The TMC is a Non-Profit 501(c)(3) Environmental Stewardship Organization