Shoreline Arts Alliance’s Shoreline ArtsTrail Open Studios Weekend happens right in your backyard—at more than 30 studio locations in Branford, Guilford, and Madison, Connecticut. This 23-year tradition provides opportunities for both artists and art lovers.
Held Saturday, November 11 from 10am to 4pm and Sunday, November 12 from 10am to 4pm, the ArtsTrail is supported by 38 shoreline artists and 13 local business sponsors.
This juried event gathers some of the finest, award-winning artists on the shoreline whose work must reflect mastery of methods and materials, originality of concept, and be handmade by the artist in his/her studio.
• What you’ll find: One-of-a-kind, quality-made items in a wide range of media including painting, jewelry, sculpture, fiber, glass, pottery, metal, and textiles.
• What you’ll experience: A chance to talk one-on-one with artists and explore their private studios as you weave your way around the scenic shoreline.
• What you’ll do: Support the local arts community, purchase great art made right here in Connecticut, and visit event sponsors which include unique shops, and renowned restaurants.
• What else you’ll do: Enjoy a FUN and stress-free opportunity to get a head start on holiday shopping or enhance your home with an original work of art.
This year, the Shoreline ArtsTrail welcomes three new member artists, North Guilford potter David Frank, Guilford ceramic artist Brian R. Jones and Guilford painter Patricia Shoemaker. They will join returning artists Francis Barkyoumb, Candace Bialczak, Terry Bogan, Mike Bower, Christine Chiocchio, Alice Chittenden, Anne Coffey, Jayne Crowley, Margaret Dean, Robert Dietz, Laurie Douglas, Christine Drago, Eileen Eder, Laurie Flaherty, Deborah Greco, Jean Gresham, Anita Griffith, Lisa Hess Hesselgrave, Joan Hickey, Melissa Imossi, Sandra Kensler, Martha Link-Walsh, Owen Luckey, Alexa Lady MacCrady, Dennis Masback, Linda McCarthy, Molly Sullivan McDonald, Jackie McGuire, Estelle Nussbaum, Robert Parrott, Chris Penry, Steve Plaziak, Janine Robertson, Barbara Shulman and Catherine Steinberg.