Come discover handcrafted holiday and Christmas gift items from hundreds of American artists at Guilford Art Center’s annual holiday gift shopping event, Holiday Expo 2023. Doors are open Thursday, November 2 through January 7, 2024. The Shop and Gallery at Guilford Art Center are filled with holiday gifts from American artists, makers and designers; craft categories include accessories, candles, cards, ceramics, clothing, fiber art, glass, homewares, jewelry, leather, Christmas ornaments, soaps, specialty foods, stationery and more.
All shoppers, especially those who love GAC’s pop-up fashion events, will appreciate the new Accessories Showcase, featuring an expanded selection of contemporary accessories from small-batch and New York boutique designers. Many are offered at special pricing and include gloves and mittens, handbags, hats, scarves and totes in a wide variety of styles.
New items are added to the show through Christmas, so visitors have a chance to nab new finds throughout the season. 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 start November 2:
Monday through Saturday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00-5:00 pm
Special events, which are free and open to the community, include:
• Thursday, November 2, 5:00-7:00 pm: OPENING RECEPTION
• Thursday, Nov 2–8: GAC MEMBERS WEEK; members receive 15% off all purchases.
• Thursday, November 30, 5:00-7:00 pm: PROSECCO & PRESENTS RECEPTION
Guilford Art Center is located at 411 Church Street, Guilford, Connecticut (exit 58 off I-95).