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Designers Circus, Parent/Child Workshop, Craft Expo CFA, Holiday Expo

Today, Tomorrow & Saturday!

Thursday, October 5, 10am-5pm
Friday, October 6, 10am-5pm
Saturday, October 7, 10am-3pm

Ready for some fun shopping? The gallery is the place to be to find the latest fall fashion and accessories – all at 30-70% off. Designers Circus is a Boston-based clothing pop-up and features clothing and accessories from US and global small-scale designers. Come in and shop as soon as you can – items are going fast! Free entry and open to all.


After we clean up from Designers Circus, it’s time to start the set up for our annual holiday shopping event, HOLIDAY EXPO. Mark your calendars for this anticipated event! Doors open Thursday, November 2; we’ll have an opening reception from 5-7pm that is free and open to all. Come join us for a festive time and the first view of handcrafted gifts from hundreds of artists. This year features a special Accessories Showcase with an expanded selection of contemporary accessories from small-batch and New York boutique designers. Many are offered at special pricing.

Holiday Expo Shopping (November – December)
Monday – Saturday 10am-5pm
Sundays 10am-5pm.

Fall Semester Registration Still Open

Check out the catalog for all of the new classes and workshops beginning in October and November. There’s much more ahead in blacksmithing, book arts, drawing, fiber, glass, leather, metals, painting and a variety of kids classes.
Fall Catalog

New! Adult Workshop

Autumn Nature Crafts Workshop
Sunday, October 8, 1:00-5:00pm
Instructor: Claudia Mathison

Bring in your favorite leaves, herbs and flowers and print unique cards, tea towels, napkins and more. Paints, inks, textile preparations and printing techniques will be discussed as well as proper heat setting for printed fabrics. Fee payable with tuition $20.
Tuition $52. Member $46.80 REGISTER

New! Parent & Child Workshop

Making Mandalas Together
Sunday, October 8, 1:30-3:30pm.
Instructor: Carole Firth

Enjoy a calm, relaxing activity with your child; we will use paper and a variety of design pigments to paint beautiful mandalas. Embellish designs with a variety of crafting materials, botanicals and glue. We’ll listen to meditation music during the session. The basis of mandalas can be found in nature, such as the swirling pattern in a seashell or symmetry of a snowflake. Tuition $30 Member $27 (note tuition is per person) REGISTER

Craft Expo 2024 Call for Artists Now Open

Craft Expo 2024 is on the calendar for July 19-21 on the Guilford Green. Interested artists can apply through January 3, 2024. Click here for more information about the artist application process and to apply. Questions? Contact Artrider Productions at

What’s New in The Shop?

Wooden serving bowls with servers. Handcarved and painted by artist Janis Childs.

The Shop is open 7 days a week.
Mon-Sat 10am-4pm, Sunday 12-4pm. GAC members receive 10% off all purchases.

Upcoming Events at GAC

Thursday – Saturday, Oct 5,6,7 – Designers Circus
Thursday, November 2 – Holiday Expo Opening Reception, 5-7pm
Sunday, November 20 – Soup for Good To Go, 2-4pm (tickets available soon!)
Thursday, November 30 – Prosecco & Presents Reception (Holiday Expo), 5-7pm