General Show Information: Dawn Tiscia, Craft Expo Coordinator 203 453-5947 To Volunteer: Maureen Belden 203 453-5947

Craft Expo

Connecticut’s Premier Outdoor Juried Show of American Craft


180 Artisans on the Guilford Green Silent Auction • Craft Demos • Emerging Artists Tent • Family Art Tent Beer and Wine • Food Court • Live Music & more!

Guilford Art Center’s annual Craft Expo will return once again to the scenic and historic Guilford Green, celebrating the arts with its extensive array of handmade crafts by American artists.  Craft Expo 2021 will bring 180 nationally-recognized craft artists to Guilford, 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.

• Click here to browse VIRTUAL CRAFT EXPO 2020

Craft Expo 2021 is scheduled to be held July 16, 17, and 18. We are delaying the application process until December in order to have the most accurate information to make a decision about holding the event. Please stay in touch!


  • by Catherine Kiernan

Drawing an estimated 7,000 arts enthusiast’s, 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.

• For more, see the Craft Expo 2019 Program


  • Bill Chisholm

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.