You may know the state’s eastern Shoreline area is full of talented artists, but if you need proof, the latest Open Studios Weekend offers a chance to vividly inform that notion.

The Shoreline ArtsTrail’s 16th annual event will take place at 33 studios in Branford, Guilford and Madison Saturday, Nov. 11, and Sunday, Nov. 12, to spotlight 39 artists. It is supported by eight local business sponsors, as well as the Guilford Art Center and Zip06.

The juried event gathers top artists on the shoreline whose work must reflect mastery of methods and materials, originality of concept and be handmade by the artist in his/her studio.

Art objects include jewelry, sculpture, fiber, paint, glass, pottery, metal and textiles.Visitors will get a chance to talk to artists in their studios in the scenic Shoreline towns. The Shoreline ArtsTrail was started in 2001 by a small group of area artists. Soon grants from the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism and from the towns of Branford, Guilford and Madison dramatically accelerated the project, according to a news release.

In the three towns during the weekend, colorful “Open Studio” signs will point out artists’ studios.

Shoreline ArtsTrail, Branford to Madison, 33 studios, maps at various locations, including Guilford Arts Center, 411 Church St. Free.