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HOLIDAY EXPO: Holiday Gift Shopping Event Opens at Guilford Art Center

Come discover handcrafted holiday and Christmas gift items from hundreds of American artists at Guilford Art Center’s annual holiday gift shopping event, Holiday Expo 2023. Doors are open Thursday, November 2 through January 7, 2024. The Shop and Gallery at Guilford Art Center are filled with holiday gifts from American artists, makers and designers; craft categories include accessories, candles, cards, ceramics, clothing, fiber art, glass, homewares, jewelry, leather, Christmas ornaments, soaps, specialty foods, stationery and more.

All shoppers, especially those who love GAC’s pop-up fashion events, will appreciate the new Accessories Showcase, featuring an expanded selection of contemporary accessories from small-batch and New York boutique designers. Many are offered at special pricing and include gloves and mittens, handbags, hats, scarves and totes in a wide variety of styles.

“We are excited to expand our offerings this year. We’ve sourced gorgeous items, including many new small-batch accessory designers, as well as our long-time popular artists” says Maureen Belden, Guilford Art Center’s Executive Director. “Shoppers should feel good in knowing that every gift they purchase supports an artist and the Guilford Art Center’s mission to bring arts to the community. It’s a gift that does so much good.”

New items are added to the show through Christmas, so visitors have a chance to nab new finds throughout the season. GAC offers visitors a variety of shopping experiences: personal shoppers are available for advice and gift-giving ideas; businesses can take advantage of personal shoppers and discounts for employee holiday gift-giving.

Proceeds benefit the exhibiting artists and Guilford Art Center’s educational and community programs.

Shopping hours start November 2: Monday through Saturday, 10:00am-5:00pm and Sunday 12:00-5:00pm.

Special events, which are free and open to the community, include:

• OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, November 2, 5:00-7:00 pm
• GAC MEMBERS WEEK: Thursday, Nov 2–8: members receive 15% off all purchases
• PROSECCO & PRESENTS RECEPTION: Thursday, November 30, 5:00-7:00 pm

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