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Holiday Expo at Guilford Art Center

A One-of-a-Kind Holiday Shopping Experience

Come discover handcrafted holiday and Christmas gift items from hundreds of American artists at Guilford Art Center’s annual holiday gift shopping event, Holiday Expo 2023. Doors are open Thursday, November 2 through January 14, 2024. The Shop and Gallery at Guilford Art Center are filled with holiday gifts from American artists, makers and designers; craft categories include accessories, candles, cards, ceramics, clothing, fiber art, glass, homewares, jewelry, leather, Christmas ornaments, soaps, specialty foods, stationery and more.

All shoppers, especially those who love GAC’s pop-up fashion events, will appreciate the new Accessories Showcase, featuring an expanded selection of contemporary accessories from small-batch and New York boutique designers. Many are offered at special pricing and include gloves and mittens, handbags, hats, scarves and totes in a wide variety of styles.

“We are excited to expand our offerings this year. We’ve sourced gorgeous items, including many new small-batch accessory designers, as well as our long-time popular artists” says Maureen Belden, Guilford Art Center’s Executive Director. “Shoppers should feel good in knowing that every gift they purchase supports an artist and the Guilford Art Center’s mission to bring arts to the community. It’s a gift that does so much good.”

New items are added to the show through Christmas, so visitors have a chance to nab new finds throughout the season. GAC offers visitors a variety of shopping experiences: personal shoppers are available for advice and gift-giving ideas; businesses can take advantage of personal shoppers and discounts for employee holiday gift-giving.

Proceeds benefit the exhibiting artists and Guilford Art Center’s educational and community programs.

Shopping hours start November 2: Monday through Saturday, 10:00am-4:00pm and Sunday 12:00-4:00pm.


November 2 – November 8
Members receive 15% off all items and 10% off throughout the rest of sale. Become a member at any time and immediately receive this benefit.

November 2, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

November 30, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Events are Free and Open to the Public

You’ll find work by hundreds of artists from across the country at HOLIDAY EXPO.
Here is a sampling of some of the unique gifts you’ll see at this holiday shopping experience.