After a three-year hiatus due to Covid, the Guilford Art Center is thrilled to announce that Craft Expo 2022, its annual contemporary craft and art show, will return to the Guilford Green! Held July 15-17, 2022, Craft Expo is one of America’s most successful and long-running craft shows. Over 170 modern makers from across the country will display and sell their fine craft in various media, including Clay, Food, Glass, Leather, Metal, Non-Metal Jewelry, Wearable, and Non-Wearable Fiber, Metal, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, and Wood.
“We are so happy to welcome back our artists and supporters to the Guilford green this summer for Craft Expo,” says Maureen Belden, GAC Executive Director. “There is great excitement to gather together again and experience art and artmaking in person. People tell us one of the greatest parts of their Craft Expo experience is interacting with the artists and learning more about their work and creative process. And the artists are also so thankful to be able to share their work with our visitors. It will be a very positive experience for everyone involved.”
Popular activities for Craft Expo visitors include a Family Art Tent for young visitors, a 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.
Craft Expo is the Guilford Art Center’s single most important fundraiser, providing proceeds that support all of its educational and community programming.
Guilford Craft Expo 2022 Hours: Friday, July 15, 11-7:30 pm; Saturday, July 16, 10 am-7 pm; Sunday, July 17, 12-5 pm. Admission: Adults $9, Seniors $8, GAC members, children under 16, and active military Free. Multi-day pass $15. Cash and check only for admission.
The Guilford Craft Expo is held on the Guilford Green with the main entrance at 33 Whitfield St., Guilford, CT 06437. The show is outdoors, rain or shine. Free parking and shuttle bus service are available at Exit 58 of I-95 at the commuter lots or Adams Middle School on Rt. 77 (233 Church St.). On-site parking is available at St.George’ss Church, 33 Whitfield Street, for $10/day, or you can find free on-street parking at other spots around town. More details are available at www.artrider.com.