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Craft Expo


Connecticut’s Premier Outdoor Juried Show of American Craft

SEE YOU IN 2022!

Due to the ongoing restrictions from COVID-19, Guilford Art Center is not able to hold Craft Expo in 2021

We do expect to return to the Guilford Green in 2022 on July 15, 16, 17. Mark your calendars and plan to join us then to celebrate American craft, and the communities of artists, makers and attendees who support it.

Are you an artist and interested in applying for 2022? Click here for more information.



Guilford Art Center’s annual Craft Expo will return to the scenic and historic Guilford Green on July 15, 16 and 17, 2022, celebrating the arts with its extensive array of handmade crafts by American artists.  Craft Expo brings 180 nationally-recognized craft artists whose exquisite-quality works help rank this event as one of the top craft shows in New England and the country. As a celebration of the arts and a signature happening for the town of Guilford and the Connecticut shoreline, Craft Expo is a must-see summer event!

Drawing an estimated 7,000 arts enthusiasts, collectors, buyers, and visitors from across the country, Craft Expo is known for its one-of-a-kind work of the highest quality: Ceramics, Wearable and Non-Wearable Fiber, Metal and Non-Metal Jewelry, Glass, Leather, Metal, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture and Wood. Items range from decorative to functional and traditional to contemporary. All work presented at Craft Expo is handcrafted by the artists, all of whom have been accepted in the show by a panel of professional peers, thereby ensuring only the highest quality in workmanship, design and materials. 

Popular amenities for the Craft Expo visitor include a food court with beer and wine, a family art tent with craft activities for youngsters attending the show, faculty and student craft demos, and the chance to bid on donated craft pieces at the show’s annual silent auction. 

Proceeds raised through the silent auction and nominal entrance fees benefit the non-profit GUILFORD ART CENTER and its year-round calendar of gallery and school art education programs for students of all ages and skill levels.


  • by Catherine Kiernan

Craft Expo is Sponsored in part by Shore Publishing, with additional media sponsorship provided by WSHU Public Radio.



Craft Expo gallery photos by Judith L. Barbosa, Kyle Clark, Ben Cowper, Kelly Fryer, Shannon Gale, Allison Maltese, Kerry McCarthy and Kathryn Schauer.