Shoreline ArtsTrail 2013: A Community of Local Artists
Open Studios Weekend, November 23 and 24, 2013
Have you met our artists? The Shoreline ArtsTrail is pleased to present a community of 47 local artists during its 12th annual Open Studios Weekend, November 23 and 24, from 10am to 4pm. This is a great chance to meet the artists, explore their studios, see amazing art and find something beautiful to take home.
Connecticut artists from Branford, Guilford, and Madison participate in this juried, two-day event, presenting works in calligraphy, cut paper, fiber, found objects, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, paint, photography, pottery, print making, sculpture, textiles and more. Open Studios Weekend is free and open to the public.
Meet the Artists
The Shoreline ArtsTrail is a great opportunity to meet the artists who live and work in the shoreline community. With 47 artists representing a wide variety of media, Open Studios visitors can meet the members of this vibrant community, and help support a vital element of our economy and culture.
Explore Their Studios
The Connecticut shoreline is a stand-alone destination, with its panoramic views and scenic back roads, but Open Studios Weekend gives you a chance to explore the area a little more intimately by opening up the studios of local artists. Each location is unique and offers glimpses of the artists’ inspirations and motivations. You can meet the artists in their own environment, ask questions, and see them at work—all for free!
See Amazing Art
Open Studio Weekend is a juried event, which means visitors are exposed to unique and quality artwork by experienced, skilled craftspeople. You’ll see different styles of art and new work by participating artists in more than 15 different mediums. How can you not be inspired by such eclectic and creative offerings?
Find Something Beautiful
Scheduled the weekend before Thanksgiving, Open Studios Weekend gives you a head start on your holiday shopping. You’ll find different types of art in a range of price points for any budget, all locally made. Are you looking for a distinctive gift? Perhaps an affordable luxury for your own home? Do you like to think outside of the box when it comes to gift-giving? Then this weekend is just for you!
This weekend, watch for the the distinctive yellow “Open Studio” signs point you to all of these artists and studios. For specific locations and more information about events, discount offers and participating artists, pick up a copy of the Shoreline ArtsTrail map, available in libraries, town halls, Connecticut welcome centers, and visitors’ centers in Branford, Guilford and Madison, as well as at the Guilford Art Center and the various studios. Contact Martha Link Walsh at (203) 481-3505 or visit www.shorelineartstrail.com for more information.