Open Studios Weekend: November 10-11, 2018 10AM-4PM

Become a Shoreline ArtsTrail Member

The Shoreline ArtsTrail Open Studios Weekend is an annual event hosted each November, the weekend before Thanksgiving, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm. An open Call to Artists occurs from January-March.

Please click here to apply!

Approximately 40 member artists who live and work in Branford, Guilford, and Madison show and sell their work during the weekend. Artists with 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.

Criteria for membership in the Shoreline ArtsTrail include an application, a resumé, and the submission of three examples of an artist's work to a panel of artist/jurors. The artist must reflect mastery of methods and materials and an originality of concept. All work must be handmade in his/her studio in Branford, Guilford, or Madison. Whether the artist has regular studio hours or is open by appointment only, each member must participate in the Open Studio Weekend in mid-November. Artists are required to join or be a current member of the Guilford Art Center.

The Shoreline ArtsTrail is an artist-run organization and all members are required to volunteer. Volunteer opportunities include jurying, map/brochure production, brochure distribution, special events coordination, publicity, website, signs, and sponsorships. Benefits: inclusion on ArtsTrail map and website (, a feature article on our blog, state-wide publicity via print and online media/advertising, brochure/maps for personal use, and year-round marketing, networking and social media opportunities.

Please contact Barbara Shulman-Kirwin at or call 203.314.3250 with any questions.