Craft Expo: Well-known artists, craftspeople on Green
Folks in summer travel to Guilford’s lovely center for fun dining, strolling through shops or maybe an author event at Guilford Public Library. But a certain arts expo has a 61-year legacy on the historic Guilford Green, too.
Guilford Art Center’s annual Craft Expo features about 180 craft artists on the Green Friday-Sunday, July 13-15 and is considered one a top Connecticut outdoor juried show of fine American craft. Artists from 20 states will display and sell their handmade work in a variety of media.
You’ll see works in clay, glass, leather, metal, painting, photography and other media (even soap).
Maureen Belden, Guilford Art Center executive director, said in a release that organizers are “excited to see the beautiful mix of traditional, cutting edge and innovative work from both established and emerging artists.”
There will also be 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. There will be a food truck area and some live musical entertainment throughout the weekend.
There is an admission charge; Craft Expo is the Guilford Art Center’s single most important fundraiser.
Guilford Green, bouned by Boston, Whitfield, Broad and Park streets. Friday, noon-8:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Admission $9 adults, $7 seniors. GAC members, children under 12 and active military free. 203-453-5947. www.guilfordartcenter.org