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Open Studios is this weekend!
Meet the artists – Explore the studios – See amazing art!
This event offers a great opportunity to visit the private studios of 39 artists in Branford, Guilford and Madison during Open Studios Weekend (Nov 16-17, 10am-4pm).
There will be 3 artists exhibiting in the GAC studio: Dinah Wells/painter, Alice Chittenden/potter, Sandra Christie/kaleidoscope artist.
This is free and open to the public.
Financial Aid for Winter 2020 Classes
The mission of Guilford Art Center is to inspire and promote community participation in the visual arts, through education, exhibitions and outreach. Financial aid is offered for both adults and youth to help make this participation possible for all.
If you are interested in being considered for financial aid, click here to download a financial aid form. Forms are also available at Guilford Art Center. Financial aid is based on need and class availability. All applicants must submit the first page of their last federal tax return for income verification. Submit your application by mail, email, or in person by January 6, 2020. 
Financial Aid Committee
Guilford Art Center
PO Box 589
Guilford, CT 06437
Winter registration is now open. Classes can be viewed online, and the winter catalog will be available by early December. 
Why do you teach at GAC?
“I love helping the students explore the excitement that comes with being able to create forms that are unique to them. The excitement that comes with learning to control the clay and glazes, and with that control they have the freedom to make pieces that are special to them.”
David Frank, GAC Ceramic Instructor
“In this age of electronics, it is important to regroup and enjoy something that is meditative and soothing. This is what weaving is to me. Some of my students have been with me for so many years. The weaving class is almost a family in and out of the studio. The students always look forward to time at the loom among friends.”
Lucienne Coifman, GAC Weaving Instructor
GAC Adult Student Exhibit 2020
Feb 21 – March 6
Adult students who have taken a class between September 2018 and January 2020 are invited to show up to two pieces of artwork created in a GAC class, or as a result of study in a GAC class. As many works as possible will be included in the exhibit, space permitting; students will be represented by at least one art work.
Receiving dates: Thursday & Friday, Feb 13, 14. GAC retains a 40% commission on sales. Questions? Please contact Maureen Belden, Executive Director
Craft Expo 2020
Exhibition dates: July 17, 18, 19, 2020
Application deadline: January 21, 2020
Late Entry: January 23, 2020
• Click here for a complete prospectus and application
• Click here for additional details about Craft Expo
Weather Cancellation Policy
Call GAC’s main number – 203.453.5947 – for weather-related cancellations. If there is staff in the office, they will speak to you. If not, cancellations will be announced on the main phone message line (for morning classes by 8am). Cancellations will also be posted to GAC’s Facebook page.
Please note: GAC does not necessarily follow the cancellation schedule of Guilford Public Schools. Please always check with us to be most sure of the schedule. Classes cancelled due to inclement weather will be rescheduled, usually at the end of the semester. Pottery practice hours cancelled due to weather will NOT be made up.
Jan 5 Open Arts Day
Jan 13 Winter Semester Officially Begins
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