2019 Show Dates

Saturday, April 27: 10am-6pm

    Sunday, April 28: 10am-4pm

Application - Discount Coupon to come

As Emily Dickinson once said, “A little madness in the Spring is wholesome, even for a Queen.”


Imagine a place where regionally renowned painters, sculptors, and glass blowers come together to share their latest creations. Soak up the sweet sounds of music, the clatter of shopping bags and excitement of busy shoppers and a Friday night of recognition for the participants/artisans of Springtime in Canandaigua!

Thompson Guild proudly presents an opportunity to celebrate Spring.  The Canandaigua Civic Center opened its doors for a juried art and fine craft show... highlighting Garden Accessories, Metal Work, Mixed Media, Drawing/Graphics, Fiber/Wearable Art, Glass, Sculpture, Specialty Food, Decorative Wood, Country Crafts, Floral, Jewelry, Candles, Pottery, Gourmet Foods, and Home Decor.

Springtime in Canandaigua has become a tradition in our community for the artisans it attracts and our customers who are waiting to attend each show and purchase the finest in handmade art.

Success... our management team for Springtime in Canandaigua has over thirty years of combined experience in producing high quality and extremely successful art and fine crafts events in Canandaigua and has been recognized by Sunshine Artist Magazine.

Why... In the past four years alone, proceeds from Thompson Guild events have supported the purchase of numerous items on Thompson Health’s “Wish List” including: a long-awaited handicapped-accessible air conditioned bus for the Continuing Care Center residents, a Vein Viewer® Vision Imaging System to make IVs and blood draws quicker and less painful for infants and an underwater Aquatic Treadmill for the hospital’s new hydrotherapy center, to name just a few. The Guild has also contributed well over $500,000 to help fund a Memorial Garden, renovate the Urgent Care Center and to expand and renovate Thompson Hospital. The Thompson Guild has a long history of coordinating quality events to benefit Thompson Health - and we hope that you will take pride in knowing that your participation in Springtime in Canandaigua will continue to make this type of philanthropic support possible .

Please join us for our 2018 Springtime in Canandaigua. A time for sunshine... flowers... and YOU!

Most sincerely,

Marianne Gallagher

Marianne Gallagher, Show Director

Thompson Guild and Springtime in Canandaigua Committee

Committee Members:

  1. Marianne Gallagher - Director

  2. Kathy Connor - Decorations

  3. Dawn Case - Admissions

  4. Edythe Gansz - Show Adviser

  5. Mina Drake - Raffle

  6. Linda Proctor - Volunteers

  7. Gail Herman - Fairy House Tour

  8. Krista Jackson - Data Management

  9. Russ Kimble - Publicity

  10. Drinda Lofton - Publicity, Artist Drawing

  11. Lou Loy - Treasurer, Facility Management

  12. Karen Lustick - Special Projects

  13. Lynne Standish - Publicity

  14. Bob Locke - Guild President

  15. Rosemary Park - Website