Guilford Art Center Welcomes 180 Contemporary Craft Artists to Guilford for Craft Expo 2018
Guilford, CT –Guilford Art Center’s annual Craft Expo will bring more than 180 nationally-recognized craft artists to the scenic and historic Guilford Green on July 13-15, 2018. This year marks the 61st anniversary of Craft Expo, which is Connecticut’s premier outdoor juried show of fine American craft. Artists from over 20 states will display and sell their high-quality, handmade work in a variety of media, including Clay, Glass, Leather, Metal and Non-Metal Jewelry, Wearable and Non-Wearable Fiber, Metal, Mixed Media, Paper, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Soap and Wood.
“The fact that we are celebrating 61 years as a successful event is a testament to the quality of the artists we bring in, as well as the support and appreciation of our wide community of supporters”, says Maureen Belden, Guilford Art Center Executive Director. “We’re excited to see the beautiful mix of traditional, cutting edge and innovative work from both established and emerging artists.”
In addition to fine craft, there are a variety of other activities that will interest and entertain attendees, including a Family Art Tent for young visitors, silent auction of exhibitor-donated work, live craft demonstrations by Guilford Art Center faculty and students, and sale of Guilford Art Center student work. Attendees can enjoy a snack or meal in the food truck area, which will also feature live musical entertainment throughout the weekend.
Craft Expo is the Guilford Art Center’s single most important fundraiser, providing proceeds that support all of its educational and community programming. It is also sponsored, in part, by Shore Publishing Newspapers, with additional support from WSHU Public Radio.
Craft Expo 2018 hours: Friday, July 13, 12-8:30pm; Saturday, July 14, 10am-7pm; Sunday, July 15, 12-5pm. Admission: Adults $9, Seniors $7, GAC Members, children under 12, and active military Free. Multi-day pass $15.
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Admission: Adults $9, Seniors $7, GAC Members, children under 12, and active mil
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