More than 700 craft artists will converge at the Baltimore Convention Center, February 24 to 26, for the 36th Annual American Craft Council Show. Formerly the Baltimore Craft Show, this nationally known event is the largest of its kind, drawing vendors from all over the U.S. and Canada, all of whom have been selected to participate through a rigorous jury process. This year, in addition to clothing, jewelry, furniture, home and garden décor and eco-friendly objects, several new craft categories have been added: Foodieware showcases functional kitchen objects like dishes and serving pieces; the Men’s Department offers handmade items for male collectors; Bride-To-Be proffers wedding jewelry and gifts; the Blue Chip Club displays pieces valued at $10,000 and up; and Local offers a venue for regional artists to present their crafts on a national stage. Along with categories new and old, visitors can enjoy Demo Stage—live demonstrations by artisans of their craft, to be held throughout the weekend. For tickets and information, visit craftcouncil.org/Baltimore.
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