I'm a bit tardy with this post, but given my semi-ambulatory state I automatically chucked the postcards for the annual Baltimore craft show and forgot all about it. But it's not too late for you to head to Baltimore to see the wares of more than 700 American craft artists. This show is big. Ridiculously big. Either go early and plan to spend all day (or two), or review the catalog and come up with a plan, such as checking out the New Wave Craft artists:
The Council invited 300 artists of the national New Wave Craft community to apply to a special section of the show: out of 100 applications, 15 have been juried in. Their handmade items are varied and include: lampshades made out of cocktail umbrellas; colorful adult and children’s clothing made out of vintage and reclaimed fabrics such as sheets, drapes, table linens, and lace; and jewelry incorporating Barbie parts; among others.
And while you're there, please pick me up a nice bowl. I once imposed a craft show bowl moratorium on myself, but I recently had a mishap involving the long fronds of a palm tree I wanted to carry to the kitchen to water and a tall vase holding some holly branches arranged in a devil-may-care fashion and placed next to some stacked ceramic and glass bowls, proving once again that I am more Ann Marie than Martha Stewart. I live in fear that there are still glass shards around my home waiting to get my one walking foot. I would also accept a lampshade made out of cocktail umbrellas.
Baltimore Convention Center
One West Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Friday, February 22 (10 am - 9 pm)
Saturday, February 23 (10 am - 6 pm)
Sunday, February 24 (10 am - 5 pm)
$14 per person
$20 for a two-day pass
$25 introductory new membership at the Show only
Children 12 and under free
American Craft Council members admitted free.
Show Information: (800) 836-3470