From ceramics to leather goods to children’s toys, there is a truly a gift for everyone at Guilford Art Center’s annual event, Artistry: American Craft Shopping for the Holidays - and a unique gift at that. With artisans from across the country being represented, the eclectic array of one-of-a-kind fine craft works for sale presents shoppers with the opportunity to support a long-loved local business and American artists nationwide. In addition to the beautiful exhibition of jewelry, garments, homewares and more, Artistry has personal shoppers available and is offering business discounts for employee holiday gift-giving.
If you missed the Opening Reception on November 1st, don’t fret - coming up this month is the Jewelry & Prosecco Reception sponsored by Mionetto. Taking place on Thursday, November 29th from 5-8 PM, shoppers will be able to peruse the wide range of jewelry on display while enjoying glasses of prosecco, Aperol cocktails, giveaways and treats.
Thursday, December 20th will see the Oysters & Whiskey Men’s Shopping Night, where last minute shoppers can find the help they need in picking out and wrapping a thoughtful, handmade gift from 6-8PM - and enjoy oysters and whiskey while doing it!
If you’re not yet convinced, both the Jewelry & Prosecco Reception and the Oysters & Whiskey Men’s Shopping Night are free and open to the public. Artistry will be open 7 days a week until January 6th, and all the proceeds from the event will benefit both the participating artists and Guilford Art Center’s educational and community programs.
Learn more about Guilford Art Center by visiting their website.
(All photos are from the Guilford Art Center website and Facebook page)
About the Author: Whitney Lorenze is a Shoreline Arts Alliance intern and a senior at Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts where she is a Drawing major and Painting Minor.