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Holiday Expo at Guilford Art Center - A One-of-a-Kind Holiday Shopping Experience

Guilford, CT — Come discover handmade and uncommon holiday gift items from hundreds of American artists at Guilford Art Center’s Holiday Expo event! Doors open October 28, 2022 - January 8, 2023. The Shop at Guilford Art Center doubles in size, filling the shop and gallery with extraordinary work from over 200 American

Baabaazuzu – Recycled Wool Mittens

artists, makers and designers. Gift categories include ceramics, pottery, glass, jewelry, homewares, fiber art, ornaments, accessories, toys, specialty foods, stationery, leather goods and more.

This year features many new artists, both local and national, as well as new work by established artists. New items are added throughout the course of the show, so visitors will always have fresh shopping experiences every time they visit.

Jan Schactner – Clay Casserole

“There are so many compelling reasons to shop at GAC for the holidays”, says Maureen Belden, Guilford Art Center’s Executive Director. “Shoppers can find curated gifts at different price points for everyone on their list. Furthermore, every purchase made benefits an artist, and helps to support GAC’s mission of nurturing and supporting art in the community all year long.”

GAC offers visitors a variety of shopping experiences: personal shoppers are available for advice and gift-giving ideas; businesses can take advantage of personal shoppers and discounts for employee holiday gift-giving.

Proceeds benefit the exhibiting artists and Guilford Art Center’s educational and community programs. Shopping hours starting October 28: Monday through Saturday, 10:00am-5:00pm and Sunday 12-5pm.

Dawn Lombard – Necklace

Special Events include:

  • October 28 -November 4: GAC MEMBERS’ WEEK Members receive 15% off all items and 10% off throughout the rest of sale. Become a member at any time and immediately receive this benefit.

  • November 3, 5:00-7:00 pm: OPENING RECEPTION

  • December 1, 5:00-7:00 pm: PROSECCO & PRESENTS RECEPTION

  • December 15, 5:00-7:00 pm: MEN’S SHOPPING NIGHT

Guilford Art Center is located at 411 Church Street, Guilford, Connecticut (exit 58 off I-95). For more information call 203-453-5947 or contact

Lynn Goldberg – Woven Baskets

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