The Guilford Art Center (GAC) annual holiday shopping event, Artistry: American Craft Shopping for the Holidays will run from Thursday, Nov. 2 through Sunday, Jan. 7. One-of-a-kind, handmade crafts by artisans from across America will be featured, including ceramics, glass, jewelry, fiber, ornaments, accessories, toys, specialty foods, leather goods, and more.
The Shop at GAC, open year-long, is almost doubled in size during Artistry, creating a selection of fine craft work for shoppers to peruse. This year features many new artists, both local and national, as well as new work by ongoing favorite artists. New items are added throughout the course of the show, so visitors will always have fresh shopping experiences every time they visit.
“The opportunity to shop local, as well as buy American-made goods is very important to people,” says GAC Executive Director Maureen Belden. “Every purchase made benefits an American artist, but it also helps to support GAC, which provides art experiences in the community all year long. Plus, shoppers can find truly one-of-a-kind, special objects for everyone on their list.”
Artistry also offers visitors a variety of shopping experiences: Personal shoppers are available for advice and gift-giving ideas; a registry makes gift-selection easy; and businesses can take advantage of personal shoppers and discounts for employee holiday gift-giving.
Proceeds from Artistry benefit the exhibiting artists and GAC’s educational and community programs. Hours are Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday noon to 5 p.m.
GAC is located at 411 Church Street, Guilford. For more information, call 203-453-5947 or visit www.guilfordartcenter.org.