The Guilford Art Center is pleased to welcome nationally-recognized and emerging craft artists to the historic Guilford Green for Guilford Craft Expo 2020. Held July 17-19, 2020, this annual show is celebrating its’ 63rd year as Connecticut’s premier outdoor juried show of fine American craft.
Artists from across the country will display and sell their fine craft in a variety of media, including Clay, Glass, Leather, Metal and Non-Metal Jewelry, Wearable and Non-Wearable Fiber, Metal, Mixed Media, Paper, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Soap and Wood.
Craft Expo 2020 will again feature an “emerging artist” category, injecting a fresh wave of talent across a multitude of craft mediums. This category was established to provide access to a professional show for early-career artists, helping to grow their clientele and careers.
“We are excited to welcome all of our artists to Craft Expo, including our new emerging artists. They all exemplify such a high level of artistry and commitment to their craft. This year’s Craft Expo will truly have something for everyone – from returning artists with a loyal following to new artists just breaking into the art show experience. It’s a very exciting year for all audiences to visit the show and discover something new.”
Additionally, there are other activities that will entertain attendees, including a Family Art Tent for young visitors, silent auction of exhibitor-donated work, live craft demonstrations by Guilford Art Center faculty and students, and sale of Guilford Art Center student work. Attendees can enjoy a snack or meal in the food truck area, which will also feature live musical entertainment throughout the weekend.
Craft Expo is Guilford Art Center’s single most important fundraiser, providing proceeds that supports educational and community programming. It is sponsored in part by Shore Publishing LLC.
Craft Expo 2020 hours: Friday, July 17, 11am-7:30pm; Saturday, July 18, 10am-7pm; Sunday, July 19, 12-5pm. Admission: Adults $9, Seniors $7, GAC Members, children under 12, and active military Free. Multi-day pass $15.
Event photo by Kyle Clark.
Artist: James Guggina
Artist: Wendy Waugaman
Artist: Becky Cook
Artist: Kent Stetson