St. Albans’s Christmas House Tour @ Northwest Washington
Dec 1 – Dec 2 all-day

This walkable tour through Northwest Washington’s elegant Spring Valley neighborhood features stylish homes decked out in holiday splendor. Sponsored by St. Albans School.

Holiday Home Tours @ Old Town Alexandria
Dec 2 all-day

A number of stately homes in Old Town Alexandria, decorated for the holidays by local florists and interior designers, open their doors to visitors. Proceeds benefit The Campagna Center, a nonprofit that supports the educational needs of area families.

Crossing Borders: Mexican Modernist Prints @ BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART
Dec 20 2017 – Mar 11 2018 all-day

This exhibit highlights the museum’s rarely viewed collection of 20th-century Mexican modernist art. About 30 prints, drawings and photographs by 12 artists, including Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Squeiros and José Clemente Orozco, reflect the political, social and cultural shifts that took place after the Mexican Revolution.

Front Room: Njideka Akunyili Crosby | Counterparts @ BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART
Dec 20 2017 – Mar 18 2018 all-day

Los Angeles-based Nigerian artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby will debut a suite of paintings drawing on her experiences moving to the U.S., maintaining family ties and building new relationships. Layers of paint, fabric and photographic transfers reflect the complex merging of relationships and cultures.

Washington Winter Show @ KATZEN ARTS CENTER
Jan 12 – Jan 14 all-day

The Charm of Chinoiserie is the theme of this year’s event, which will showcase the wares of more than 40 antiques dealers. Highlights include lectures by designer Charlotte Moss and The 
Motley Fool founder David Garner, plus guided walks, dealer talks and a jazz night celebration.

Home + Remodeling Show @ DULLES EXPO CENTER
Jan 19 – Jan 21 all-day

In addition to hundreds of vendors, this year’s expo will feature a 1,400-square-foot house showcasing small-space design ideas and the latest in furniture and accessories; workshops by Stylish Patina; and celebrity talks by HGTV’s Kitchen Cousins.

American Craft Show, Baltimore 2018 @ BALTIMORE CONVENTION CENTER
Feb 23 – Feb 25 all-day

This juried craft show presents works by more than 650 jewelry, clothing, furniture and home-décor artisans. Myriad events include the Hip Pop Emerging Artists program and Make Room, showcasing interior vignettes by local designers. Also on tap: interactive Let’s Make Inspiration Stations and the Balvenie Scotch Tasting Lounge.

Capital Remodel + Garden Show @ DULLES EXPO CENTER
Feb 23 – Feb 25 all-day

More than 4,500 square feet of feature gardens by area landscape companies, a giant flower market and home-improvement products and services from hundreds of vendors are among the attractions at this year’s event. Chris and Peyton Lambton of HGTV’s “Going Yard” and Joanie Sprague of TLC’s “Trading Spaces” will share tips and ideas for home improvement, indoors and out.

Maryland Home & Garden Show @ Timonium Fairgrounds
Mar 3 – Mar 11 all-day

Attendees can consult more than 300 home-improvement experts, peruse an array of inspiring landscape installations and browse a craft show during this annual event. 
 March 3 & 4 and 9 to 11

Bethesda Fine Arts Festival @ WOODMONT TRIANGLE, Bethesda, MD
Apr 16 @ 8:36 pm – 9:36 pm

Attendees can peruse the works of 130 artists from around the country, experience live entertainment and enjoy cuisine from Bethesda’s top restaurants at this annual event. Creations on display range from glass, furniture and ceramics to paintings, photography and jewelry.