Virtual Art Auction

2020 Mum Festival Committee Announces Virtual Art Auction


Bristol, CT.,  September 28, 2020 – The Bristol Exchange Club and the Mum Festival Committee, has announced its first ever Virtual Art Auction which will feature distinct and unusual artwork that is being offered by local artists from Bristol and surrounding areas.

The virtual art auction started on the evening of Sunday September 27th and will end on Sunday, October 18th.  This event is another effort to keep the Bristol’s fall marquee community-focused annual event for almost 60 years going in the years to come as well as highlight a group of participating artists.

“We are pleased to offer this virtual art event as a way for the Bristol and surrounding communities to continue to support the Mum Festival”, said Joyce Ptak, Mum Festival Art Committee Chair. “We are all disappointed that we were not able to hold our Traditional Mum Festival this year and we are thinking outside of the box to bring you this art inspired event – a three-week virtual art auction. Our goal this year is to support local artists as well as to begin to build awareness for our Mum Festival program for 2021 which we expect to bring back in its full glory.”

The auction will feature local artists who have donated works for the event and will have other pieces available as well. The event will not only showcase their works but will serve to assist the artists with building awareness in the community. The website will feature twenty artist works at a time and will be updated throughout the entire three-week period.

The types of art include a variety of original and distinct pieces such as handcrafted pottery, paintings and drawings using acrylics, watercolors, alcohol ink on yupo paper and printed photographs on canvas.

To view the art, participate and support the virtual auction please visit the following link:

While the Traditional Mum Festival, which includes the carnival and parade, has been postponed this year, for continuity sake, the Mum Festival Committee is still looking into ways to have a much smaller presence this year, such as participating in the Bristol Farmer’s Market and in other ways such as this art auction.

“We hope you enjoy and support this online auction and find some beautiful treasures to put in your homes”, continued Ptak. “And, to the community that has always supported Mum Festival, thank you for supporting our artist community and the Mum Festival tradition”.


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The Mum Festival & Parade is Produced by the Exchange Club of Bristol CT INC., a Non-Profit 501-(c)3

The Mum Festival & Parade is a City of Bristol Sponsored Event

Sponsorship & General Inquiries

Jack Ferraro and Jason Fields

Festival General Chairman and Co-Chairs



Communication Inquiries

Shannen Tack

Mickey Goldwasser

Marketing & Planning Co-Chairs



Virtual Art Auction Inquires

Joyce Ptak

Mum Festival Art Committee Chair