Find Extraordinary Gifts at Guilford Art Center’s Holiday Shop

Guilford Art Center announces the opening of its annual holiday shopping event, Artistry, which takes place November 1, 2019 through January 5, 2020. The Shop at Guilford Art Center doubles in size during Artistry, filling the shop and gallery with extraordinary work from over 200 American artists, makers and designers. Gift categories include ceramics, pottery, glass, jewelry, homewares, clothing, fiber, ornaments, accessories, toys, specialty foods, stationery, leather goods and more.

This year features many new artists, both local and national, as well as new work by established artists. New items are added throughout the course of the show, so visitors will always have fresh shopping experiences every time they visit.

“There are so many compelling reasons to shop at Artistry,” says Maureen Belden, Guilford Art Center’s Executive Director. “Shoppers can find curated gifts at different price points for everyone on their list. Furthermore, every purchase made benefits an artist, and helps to support GAC’s mission of nurturing and supporting art in the community all year long.”

Artistry also offers visitors a variety of shopping experiences: personal shoppers are available for advice and gift-giving ideas; a registry makes gift-selection easy; and businesses can take advantage of personal shoppers and discounts for employee holiday gift-giving.

Proceeds from Artistry benefit the exhibiting artists and Guilford Art Center’s educational and community programs. Hours: Monday through Friday 9am-5:30pm, Thursday 9am-8pm, Saturday 10am-5:30pm and Sunday 12-5pm.
More information can be found at www.guilfordartcenter.org and www.facebook.com/guilfordartcenter

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, November 1, 5-8pm, free and open to the public. Kick off the season with this festive event, including beverages, snacks and good cheer!

MEMBERS’ WEEK—SPECIAL MEMBERS’ BENEFITS: Nov 1 -November 6: 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.

JEWELRY & PROSECCO RECEPTION: Thursday, Dec 5, 5-8pm Enjoy a night of sparkle and fun! Sip glasses of Mionetto Prosecco and Aperol cocktails while viewing the wide range of jewelry made by American artists for all tastes, budgets, shapes and sizes. Enjoy giveaways and delicious treats. Free and open to the public.

MEN’S SHOPPING NIGHT: Thursday, December 19, 6-8 pm Need to do some last minute shopping? We’re here to help – especially our male customers (but ladies are welcome too!). We’ll serve refreshments to keep up the energy levels, as well as have staff on hand to help with shopping and wrapping. Free and open to the public.

Guilford Art Center is located at 411 Church Street, Guilford, Connecticut (exit 58 off I-95). For more information call 203-453-5947 or contact www.guilfordartcenter.org.