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Guilford Craft Expo 2024 Celebrates Creativity, Artistry, and Community

The renowned Guilford Craft Expo returns to the Guilford July 19-21, 2024 for its annual celebration of fine craftsmanship, creativity, and community spirit. Set against the picturesque backdrop of Guilford’s historic green, Guilford Craft Expo 2024 promises to dazzle visitors with an array of exceptional traditional and contemporary craft by over 170 American artists and makers.

The Guilford Craft Expo marks its 64th year as one of New England’s premier craft shows. Organized by the Guilford Art Center, this highly anticipated event draws thousands of visitors each year, offering a unique opportunity to discover exceptional handmade goods while supporting the arts.

This year’s event will feature over 170 nationally recognized artists and makers showcasing their extraordinary talents across various mediums, including pottery, glass, leather, jewelry, clothing, fiber art, metal, mixed media, painting, photography, print making and gourmet food and specialties.

In addition to browsing and purchasing one-of-a-kind pieces, visitors will have the chance to engage directly with artisans, gaining insight into their creative processes and inspirations. Visitors will be entertained by live craft-making demonstrations, as well as a Family Art Tent for young visitors. There will also be a silent auction of exhibitor-donated work.

“We’re thrilled to welcome both seasoned collectors and first-time visitors to the Guilford Craft Expo,” said Maureen Belden, Executive Director of the Guilford Art Center. “This event is a celebration of craftsmanship, creativity, and community, and we’re proud to showcase the incredible talent of artists from across the nation.”

Beyond the array of exquisite crafts on display, the Guilford Craft Expo offers a vibrant atmosphere complete with live music, delicious food offerings, and interactive activities for the whole family to enjoy. With something to delight every palate and interest, the Guilford Craft Expo 2024 promises an unforgettable experience for attendees of all ages.

Guilford Craft Expo 2024 is the Guilford Art Center’s single most important fundraiser, providing proceeds that support all of its educational and community programming.

Guilford Craft Expo 2024 Hours: Friday, July 19, 10am-6pm, Saturday, July 20, 10am-6pm, Sunday July 21, 11am-5pm. Admission: Adults $10, Seniors (65+) $9, GAC members, children 16 and under and active military FREE. Multi-day ticket $15.

The Guilford Craft Expo is held on the Guilford Green with the main entrance at 33 Whitfield Stret, Guilford, CT 06437. The show is outdoors, held rain or shine. Free parking and shuttle bus service is available at Exit 58 off I-95 at the commuter lots of Adams Middle School on Route 77 (233 Church Street). Onsite parking is available at St. George’s Church, 33 Whitfield Street, for a few, or there is free on-street parking at other spots around town. More details are available at