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Craft Expo Artists Announced, Summer Registration, Thank You Gifts


The 64th Annual Craft Expo will return to the Guilford Green July 14-16. We hope you’ll join us for this annual event, where you can shop from 170+ artists and makers from across the country. Click here for all the info. If you want a sneak preview of the 2023 Participating Artists, click here for a full list.

Want to Volunteer?
We rely on the support of our wonderful volunteers to help make everything run so well. Volunteers are needed to help at the entry points and to assist artists with breaks, etc. If you’re interested, you can register HERE for a volunteer time. Any questions, please contact Ashley at




Final Week for The Third Place

This is the last week to view The Third Place, an exhibition presented by the Guilford High School Teen Art Club. This exhibition embraces the concept that a space which is not work, school or home – but a third place – is instrumental in fostering innovation of thinking, creativity, and establishing a sense of belonging. The exhibition will explore how the significance of the arts, and the communities that are built around them, provide young people with the ability to grow and to thrive.

We’re excited to announce that the GHS Art Club at GAC just secured a $900 grant from The Guilford Foundation Youth Advisory Group. It comes from a fund that directly impacts GHS students. This grant provides needed support for Art Club to continue operating next year!




Summer Adult Classes & Workshops

Summer is a great time to try something new and meet new people as well. If you aren’t traveling, make GAC a part of your staycation! All the new classes and workshops for adults can be found on our website. Browse the online catalog and let us know if you have any questions.



Kids Need Art! Register for our Summer Program



Financial Assistance Available for Adult & Youth Students

If you can use help with tuition assistance to take a class at GAC, we can facilitate that! Financial aid is available for all of our classes and workshops, including for our Summer Youth Program. Please give us a call if you have any questions.


Workshops this Weekend – Register ASAP!


Saturday – Sunday, June 10-11, 10:00am-4:00pm
Instructor: Stephanie Maddalena

Students will learn to use a torch to melt glass rods, creating personalized colorful beads. Many decorating techniques will be demonstrated, including enamels, metal foils, flowers and more.
Fee payable with tuition $25. Tuition $325; GAC members $292.50

Saturday, June 10-11, 1:00-4:00pm
Instructor: Dolores Marchese

Use a variety of papers, paint and illustrations to express whatever theme or idea is chosen. It can be a portrait, still life or scene or just totally nonrepresentational. We will work on illustration board. Bring in various papers, illustrations, photos, art or printed text as you wish.
Fee payable with tuition $15. Tuition $39; GAC members $35.10

Saturday – Sunday, June 9-11, 10:00am-5:00pm
Instructor: Aidan Garrity

In this 3-day class, students will create a small sheepsfoot utility blade, as well as a full steel marlin spike, a pointed tool used for tying and untying rigging knots. Both of these tools are consistent with those carried by English and French sailors of the 18th century. The class will focus on the fit and finish, functionality, and heat treat of a singular pair of these tools.
 Students will need safety glasses, leather work gloves, (welding gauntlets not needed) and should wear jeans, a non-flammable cotton shirt and/or jacket, and closed-toed boots or leather shoes. Our forge is an outdoor building that is only semi-enclosed; please dress accordingly. For full-day workshops, please bring a lunch to be on the safe side, as there may or may not be time to get food during a lunch break.
Fee payable with tuition $20. Tuition $525; GAC members $472.50




The perfect Thank You gift! Recycled Glass Cheese Trays: These unique clear glass cheese trays are made from recycled wine bottles. Each one is approximately 10″x6″ and comes with a knife. $26. Variety of designs and patterns available.