July 13, 14 and 15
Presented By: Guilford Art Center
Deadline: January 9
Application Fee: $40 Booth Fee: $680-$1,005
Craft Expo is held outdoors on the historic Guilford town green and offers artists an intimate venue nestled in the center of this charming New England town at the height of the summer season. The Green is surrounded by boutique shops, restaurants, and art Galleries and has been home to Craft Expo for over 60 years.
Conveniently located off Interstate 95, half-way between Boston and New York Craft. Expo draws from a sophisticated and informed audience of approximately 7,000 visitors.
- A must-see summer event
- a signature happening for the town of Guilford and Connecticut shoreline
- It is Connecticut's premier outdoor juried show of fine American craft featuring 180 extraordinary national and regional artists.
Craft Expo presents a broad spectrum of original contemporary crafts in a variety of media: Baskets, Ceramics, Glass, Leather, Wearable and Non-Wearable Fiber, Jewelry, Metal, Mixed Media, Paper Arts, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture and Wood. All work is handmade by the artists, who have been selected to participate by a panel of professional peers, thereby ensuring only the best quality in workmanship, design and materials.
An aggressive marketing campaign along with extensive advertising and promotion including detailed press releases, paid print and online advertising, public radio spots, local televised broadcast media events, direct mailing, use of social media networking and email.
The show also features live craft demos by our own Guilford Art Center instructors. There are food trucks, beer, wine, live music and a Family Art Tent.