November 29, 2012

Holiday Crafts This Weekend

Baltimore is a great place for artists, for two main reasons: It’s an inexpensive place to live and have a studio, and it’s home to one of the best art schools, Maryland Institute College of Art, or MICA. Many artists who come here to go to school, stay here because of the arts community and the support they get.

This weekend, many of the local artists and crafts people will be showing their wares at two big shows. On Saturday, December 1, it’s the Holiday Heap of Craft, which I attended last year with Mary from Barn Bug Studio. It’s held in an old church which is now an event space, and it is jam packed. In fact, it was hard to see things last year because it was so crowded. imageThe event is hosted by the local Etsy Street Team and the Charm City Craft Mafia. Details are here.

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On Sunday, the Creative Alliance is hosting the Merry Mart.image

The Creative Alliance is located in an old theatre in the Highlandtown neighborhood in Baltimore. Just so you can pronounce it correctly, it’s “Hollandtown”, hon. imageMerry Mart will be held on Sunday, December 2 from 11:00 to 5:00. Information and bios of the vendors are here.

If you really want to shop locally this year, a crafts fair is the place to do it. You’re supporting local artists and craftspeople and helping them do what they love.


  1. Anyone who sells should pause a moment and pay respects to Zig Ziglar if u don't know who he is You should.

  2. Looks like a great event, wish I cold go. My niece went to MICA and loved it. My son Ryan liked it to but wanted to be farther away from home - so he went off to MassArt to Boston. Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving.

  3. Looks great + Enjoy your shopping, I will be there in spirit!

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  5. Your photos are just amazing! I am so in love with them!

  6. Great

  7. We missed the Heap this year. We really did intend to go, but we were seduced by the gorgeous weather and went to the beach instead. I'll still be shopping Charm City Craft Mafia, but on-line. Thanks for the mention. I'm sure we'll be up your way before Christmas.


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