By Janet Serra

Posted: 10/20/2017 16:45:29

The Wilton Historical Society will host the 32nd annual American Artisan Show on Saturday, November 4 and Sunday, November 5. With 40 diverse artisans, this popular show highlights arts, crafts and designs that have been part of fine American handwork since the 18th and 19th centuries. Shaker-style furniture, pottery, kitchen wares, Nantucket-style baskets, hand-woven scarves, quilts, rugs, floor cloths, art, tavern signs, soap, jewelry, beautifully crafted cutting boards – plus much more! Fittingly, the show is set in the Society's charming 18th and 19th century buildings at 224 Danbury Road/Route 7 in Wilton. The American Artisan Show will take place Saturday, November 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is $10.00. Co-chairing the American Artisan Show are Moira Craw and trustees Meaghan Donovan and Nancy Perez.

The American Artisan Show will kick off with a festive Preview and Silent Auction on Friday, November 3 from 6:00 to 9:00, giving guests the first opportunity to browse and buy while enjoying fine hors d'oeuvres provided by Wilton's Schoolhouse Restaurant. The Silent Auction will feature wonderful pieces contributed by the artisans and other generous friends. "All proceeds will directly benefit the Historical Society and its efforts to preserve Wilton's history" said E. Bulkeley Griswold, President of the Board of Trustees of the Wilton Historical Society. Tickets to the November 3 Gala are $100 for Members and $125 for Non-members.

Lunch and snacks will be available on-site from the Melt Mobile. The American Artisan Show will be held on the grounds of the Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road, Wilton CT 06897. www.wiltonhistorical.org

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