Summer Youth Program, New Gallery Show, Jewelry Pop-Up, Spring Workshops & More

Michael Alexander Jewelers Pop-Up at GAC
THIS WEEKEND! Saturday, April 24, 10am-4pm & Sunday, April 25, 10am-4pm
Guilford Art Center will host a pop-up show for jewelry by Michael Alexander Jeweler on Saturday, April 24 – 25 from 10am-4pm. Artisan jewelry and Guilford Art Center Craft Expo exhibitor Michael Alexander will make a trip to Guilford for this special, two-day event. Michael’s work is known for its strong minimalist lines, iconic structural profiles, and beautiful and unusual gemstones. Come meet Michael and his wife, Andrea, and view their latest designs, place an order, or discuss customization.
Admission is free. The pop-up will be held in the gallery.
The Shop at GAC will also be open during these times for shopping (note extended hours on Sunday!).

Summer Youth Program Registration is Open Online
Our summer youth program will offer weekly sessions from June 21 – August 20 for children ages 5 – 12 years and teens. Registration will be online only. 
The summer program features weekly on-campus sessions; youth can attend half-day or full-day. Bridge care will be available. There will also be weekend workshops and online workshops offered throughout the summer. 
Classes and workshops are available in a variety of mediums, including beading, jewelry making, leather working, metalsmithing, painting, paper arts (paper quilling), pottery (hand-building and potters’ wheel), recycled material art, shell crafts, sculpture, weaving and special interest online workshops in drawing and mixed media. Teen classes include blacksmithing, leatherworking and stained glass. 
Financial aid is available; applications due June 11.
Click here for more information and to register.

Now in the Gallery – Sisters in Cloth Retrospective
Open from April 9 – May 8, this exhibition features quilts made by “Sisters in Cloth”, a group of 12 fiber artists based along the CT shoreline. 
“We’re thrilled to host Sisters in Cloth in the GAC gallery” says Maureen Belden, GAC Executive Director. “This group exemplifies all the wonderful aspects of making art together, inspiring one another, and creating beautiful works.”
Sisters in Cloth began in 2000 as part of the Guilford Newcomer’s Club. They have been exhibiting their work as a group along the Connecticut Shoreline for more than 15 years. Individual members have also exhibited their work throughout the United States and abroad.
The GAC gallery is open Wednesday – Friday, 12:00-4:00pm and Saturdays 10:00 am-4:00pm. The gallery is free and open to the community. Mask wearing and social distancing is required upon entry. 
Follow GAC on Facebook and Instagram to see featured works from exhibition!

Spring Semester Classes & Workshops
The spring semester is underway, but there is still plenty to come.
Take a look at our online catalog here, or head straight to the registration page. There are so many options for kids, teens (you can be 13 or older and take an adult class) and kids.

Gifts that celebrate every season!
The Shop
Wednesday – Friday 12-4pm
Saturday 10am-4pm
All GAC members receive 10% off all purchases!
You can also shop online and have items shipped or pickup curbside.

Call for Artists for GAC Student Gallery Exhibition
GAC will hold a student exhibition in the gallery, June 25 – July 31.
All students who have taken a GAC class between September 2019 and June 2021 are invited to participate. It doesn’t matter if you’re a new student or experienced – you are encouraged to share your work with our supportive arts community.
Click here for more information and submission form.

Looms for Sale
Two beautiful cherry Loomcraft looms for sale.
1. 6 harness 40” weaving width (no bench) – currently in lobby of GAC School
2. 4 harness 46” weaving width (no bench) – currently at private home in Cheshire 
Asking price $300 each. If interested, please email

Thank you to all of our Business Sponsors
Prospector Partners · Yale New Haven Health 
Madison Polymeric Engineering 
Eder Brothers · Monte Financial Group · The Stone Agency
Page Hardware & Appliance 
Bailey Scarano · CK Architects · East River Energy · 
Ladd Capital Management · Shoreline Financial Advisors · William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty