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Guilford Craft Expo
July 14-16

In celebration of its 60th year, the Guilford Art Center's annual Craft Expo will return once again to the scenic and historic Guilford Green, celebrating the arts with its extensive array of handmade crafts by American artists. Craft Expo 2017 will be held for three days: Friday, July 14 through Sunday, July 16.

Craft Expo 2017 will bring 180 nationally-recognized craft artists to Guilford, whose exquisite-quality works help rank this event as one of the top craft shows in New England and the country. As a celebration of the arts and a signature happening for the town of Guilford and the Connecticut shoreline, Craft Expo is a must-see summer event.

Drawing an estimated 7,000 artists, collectors, and visitors from across the country, Craft Expo is known for its one-of-a-kind work of the highest quality: Ceramics, Wearable and Non-Wearable Fiber, Metal and Non-Metal Jewelry, Glass, Leather, Metal, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture and Wood. Items range from decorative to functional and traditional to contemporary. All work presented at Craft Expo is handmade by the artists, all of whom have been accepted in the show by a panel of professional peers, thereby ensuring only the highest quality in workmanship, design and materials. Popular amenities for the Craft Expo visitor include a food court with beer and wine, a family art tent with craft activities for youngsters attending the show, faculty and student craft demos, and the chance to bid on donated craft pieces at the show's annual silent auction. Proceeds raised through the silent auction and nominal entrance fees benefit the non-profit GUILFORD ART CENTER and its year-round calendar of gallery and school art education programs for students of all ages and skill levels.


Additional Events


Summer Concert Series
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7/8 8-10 p.m.
Guilford Fair Grounds, Stone House Lane, Guilford

Flights of Fancy
7/20 4:30-9:00 p.m.
www.infonewhaven.com

Savin Rock Festival, West Haven
July 27-30, 2017
http://www.cityofwesthaven.com/305/Special-Events  

Orange Volunteer Firemen's Carnival, Orange
August 3-6, 2017
www.orangevfd.com  

Craft Brew Races, New Haven
August 5, 2017
www.craftbrewraces.com/newhaven  

Annual Potato and Corn Festival, North Branford
August 4-6, 2017
www.nbpotatofest.com  

Shoreline Wine Festival, Guilford
August 12 & 13, 2017
www.shorelinewinefestival.com

Milford Oyster Festival, Milford

August 19, 2017
www.milfordoysterfestival.org  

Elm Shakespeare Company in the Park
August 17-September 3, 2017
www.elmshakespeare.org  

Connecticut Open, New Haven
August 18-26, 2017
www.ctopen.org   

Please visit our calendar for additional events.

This newsletter is produced in collaboration with the South Central Regional Council of Governments. www.scrcog.org