CraftWestport, featuring contemporary fine craft from more than 160 artists, will celebrate its 35th year with a show this weekend at Staples High School.

The event, no longer a local arts and crafts fair, has rebranded itself as a "fine craft show" featuring some of the country's leading contemporary crafts artists, such as:

Hideaki Miyamura, a potter whose work is in the permanent collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, Cargegie Museum of Art, Museum of Arts and Design, Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution and the Sackler Museum at Harvard University;

Christine Mackellar, a renowned New York City goldsmith known for her hand-fabricated, hollowformed gold and silver jewelry, who won the 2011 Niche Award for her "Hortensia Blossom" necklace;

Marla Duran, a participant in Bravo TV's show "Project Runway," who creates Asian and vintage design-inspired classic women's clothing;

"¢ and Marcella Toro, of Maryville, Tenn., who crafts furniture from hardwoods and woven leather.

In addition to these artists, artisans from the region and across the country will be selling a diverse selection of works in all styles and prices.

CraftWestport is sponsored by the Westport Young Women's League, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping those in need in the community while providing its members an opportunity for camaraderie and personal growth through its many educational and special interest activities.

All net profits of CraftWestport go to charity. General admission is $9, seniors $6 and children under 12 are free. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

For more information, call (800) 649-0279 or visit