Call to Artists: Shoreline ArtsTrail 2016

SAT-Logo16-Arts The Shoreline ArtsTrail announces its 15th annual Open Studios Weekend on November 12 and 13, 2016. Approximately 40 member artists who live and work in Branford, Guilford, and Madison show and sell their work during the weekend from 10 am to 4 pm. Artists working in media such as pottery, stained and fused glass, paintings, jewelry, sculpture, weaving, prints, photography, textiles, quilts, paper, and wood are invited to apply to this event. Member artists are asked to demonstrate, answer questions, and open their studios for the entire weekend to the public. During the Open Studios Weekend, the distinctive yellow “Open Studio” signs are placed to point visitors in the right direction. The Shoreline ArtsTrail is an artist-run organization and all members are required to volunteer. If you do not have a studio, there are studio-sharing options.

Benefits: inclusion on ArtsTrail map and website (; a feature article on our blog; state-wide publicity via print and online media; brochure/maps distributed to libraries, town halls and visitors’ centers and available for personal use; and year-round marketing, networking, and social media opportunities.

Jurying will take place in March and artists will be notified the week of March 21, 2016.


Application fee: $10. Deadline for application: March 15, 2016. Dues: $275 and all members must join the Guilford Art Center for $35. For more information, see Call to Artists at, or contact Steve Plaziak (, 203-530-3330).