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Craft Expo 2019 on Guilford Green

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July 19, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Connecticut’s Premier Outdoor
Juried Show of American Craft

180 Artisans on the Guilford Green
Silent Auction • Craft Demos • Chalk Artists • Family Art Tent
Beer and Wine • Food Court • Live Music & more!

In celebration of its 62nd 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 2019 will be held for three days: Friday, July 19 through Sunday, July 21.

Craft Expo 2019 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.


  • by Catherine Kiernan
  • by Kerry McCarthy
  • by Kyle Clark
  • Sculpture by Whit Boogaerts
  • Michelle Champitto
  • Richard Hilgendorff
  • Blacksmithing Demo
  • Pottery Demo with David Frank
  • Weaving Demo
  • Family Art Tent
    Frank Nerkowski and the Hayseed Criers
  • Little Davy Pilot
  • Perk on Wheels

Drawing an estimated 7,000 arts enthusiast’s, collectors, buyers, 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, chalk art 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.



  • Bill Chisholm
  • Bob McNally
  • Kathleen Scranton
  • Stephen LeBlanc
  • Heartwood Creations
  • Butterfield Pottery
  • Camille Benjamin
  • Carli Bruno
  • Carli Bruno
  • Chris Oaks
  • Donna McGee
  • Duo Wen Chen
  • Emily Rosenfeld
  • Katherine Pilipauskas
  • Amy Meltzer
  • Guggina Pottery
  • James Guggina
  • Heather Kidson
  • Jeanette Vertentes
  • Jeanette Vertentes
  • Michael Alexander
  • Kathy Litchfield
  • Liz Gonzalez
  • Marijke Benedict
  • Emily Ennulat Lustine
  • Roxanne Parent
  • Sande & Dave Jaffee
  • Scott Pernicka
  • Soli Pierce
  • Stephen White
  • John Pattenden

Craft Expo is Sponsored in part by Shore Publishing,
with additional media sponsorship provided by WSHU Public Radio.


Craft Expo gallery photos by Judith L. Barbosa, Kyle Clark, Ben Cowper, Kelly Fryer, Shannon Gale, Allison Maltese, Kerry McCarthy and Kathryn Schauer.


July 19, 2019
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Guilford Town Green


Guilford Art Center

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