During the Holidays, there is something exciting to do every day of the week! Check out holiday light displays, train exhibits, candlelight tours, holiday craft shows, DIY workshops, New Year Celebrations and more....
Buy Local Handmade This Holiday Season
Tired of the hustle and bustle of the mall? Try these fairs, cute little galleries, and gift shops for one-of-a-kind art from local artists.
Baltimore Clayworks Winterfest Annual Artists Holiday Sale
November 15, 2013 - January 4, 2014
Winterfest, the utilitarian ceramics holiday invitational celebrating the gift of art features established and emerging ceramic artists. Admission is free.
Ornament Show and Sale
November 16, 2013 - January 5, 2014
a juried show that features hand-crafted ornaments by 20 regional artists. This is the perfect place to find unique and affordable gift for friends and family. The ornaments are beautifully hung on trees displayed in the Main Gallery of the Arts Building. Visitors shop off the trees and take their purchases to the Gift Shop. The show kicks off before Thanksgiving and runs through early January. During Garden In Lights, the show is open late!
Annemarie Garden Sculpture Park
Solomons, Calvert County
Gallery of Gifts
November 21 - December 23, 2013
The Carroll Arts Center continues their annual tradition by transforming their Tevis Gallery into the “Gallery of Gifts” during the holiday shopping season. This special cash and carry exhibit will resemble a boutique rather than a traditional gallery exhibit, as 27+ artists will display their festive wares. There will be a wide variety of hand-crafted creations from inexpensive stocking stuffers, holiday décor and traditional arts and crafts to truly elegant special gifts. Local artists combine with regional artists for a distinct flavor of fashion, fantasy and whimsy. To lessen the holiday stress, there will be complimentary gift bagging for all purchases!
The Carroll Arts Center Tevis Gallery
December 5, 12 & 19 2013
Spend the holidays in Festive Downtown Annapolis! From Main Street to Maryland Avenue, from Park Place to Market Space from City Dock to State Circle, celebrate historic Annapolis as the most celebrated shopping event of the year returns, Midnight Madness! stores open until the stroke of midnight.
MICA Art Market
December 11-14, 2013
Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) presents its 7th annual MICA Art Market! This festive, four-day sale features illustrations, paintings, prints, posters, sculptures, mosaics, stationery, T-shirts, ceramics, jewelry, textiles, book arts, toys, and wrapping paper designed and created by more than 250 MICA students, faculty, alumni and staff. Free!
MICA - Brown Center's Leidy Atrium and Falvey Hall lobby
1301 W. Mt. Royal Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21217
Old fashioned Christmas - Shore Style!
December 14, 2013
Celebrate the season on Second Saturday in Historic Downtown Cambridge on Race, Poplar, Muir, and High Streets. Shops will be open late. Galleries will opening new shows and holding receptions. Restaurants will be featuring live music. Look for visits with Santa, carriage rides, music, fireside s'mores, crafts, special sales, the Holiday Art Walk, and much more!
The Charm City Craft Mafia - Shops
HOLIDAY HEAP 2013
December 14, 2013 - 10am to 5pm
Skip those overcrowded malls and save your dough at this juried indie craft fair featuring over 40 renegade crafters from the area and beyond. A free event, open to everyone, and perfect for purchasing out-of-the-ordinary gifts for the holiday season. Snacks available from Red Emma’s Bookstore and Curbside Cafe, AND there is always a chance to win the mother of all raffle baskets, with ticket purchase going to support Heart's Place.!
St John's Church
2640 St Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
A wide variety of hand-made and one-of-a-kind artwork, jewelry, house ware items, garden ornaments, and assorted gifts can be purchased at HeARTwares. The proceeds from the sale of the art are shared between Art with a Heart and the community.
623 W. 34th St, Baltimore, MD
Howard County Arts Council's Gallery Shop
Hours: Year round: Mon-Fri 9-5PM, Sat 10AM-4PM
Howard County Arts Council
8510 High Ridge Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21043
Features unique, handcrafted items by local artists, including jewelry, prints, sculpture, scarves, bags, and more!
The Art Rooms
A selection of specialty artists gift are available for the Holidays from Studio and Drafting Furniture, Art Supplies Gift Sets and Accessories to even grate funky hats by RadioActive Kitty Designs! For the Non-Artist The Art Rooms Professional Art Supplies showcases our local college student’s art work, original professional artists work and our own art work. Jazz CD’s by The Paul Howshall Trio & Quartet are available and Giclee Prints and cards.
116 N. Washington Street, Havre de Grace, MD 21078
Artists from across Maryland were invited to create one-of-a-kind, handmade pieces exclusively for The BMA Shop. You can find them in the Shop's expanded holiday display. Shop for friends and family, or for yourself. All of the items were inspired by artworks in the Museum's collection. Join us as we celebrate the BMA through the works of regional artists and artisans, who have used their talents to create spectacular jewelry, hand-painted ties and scarves, counted cross stitch kits, fine ceramics, original letterpress, and more, all inspired by the BMA collections! Shop early for the best selection of these one-of-a kind items.
Baltimore Museum of Art Gift Shop
10 Art Museum Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218
The Museum Store
Sun, Wed-Sat 10am–5pm; Mon-Tue Closed
The Museum Store at the Walters, located next to the Museum’s Café, offers distinctive gifts, jewelry and books based on the Walters’ collections. On December 10th local Economist cartoonist Kal Kallagher will be lecturing and available to sign his calendar found in the Museum store.
The Walters Art Gallery
600 N Charles St, Baltimore, Maryland
The Shop at Strathmore
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri: 10AM - 4PM,
Wed: 10AM - 9PM,
Sat: 10AM - 3PM,
The Mansion Shop at Strathmore features handmade and arts related jewelry, textiles, stationery, children's books and creative kits.
5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD 20852-3385
Gifts from the Delaplaine
Open Monday through Saturday, 9am—5pm; Sunday, 11am—5pm.
Handmade gifts, including holiday items, by dozens of local artists are available in our Gift Gallery. Cost: Free Admission.
The Delaplaine Arts Center
40 South Carroll Street, Frederick MD 21701
Christmas Thyme at Sycamore Heights Farmhouse Craft Show
December 15-18, 2012 (weekends)
Christmas Thyme at Sycamore Heights is located in an 1860 Federal Style Farmhouse in Hagerstown Md. Bring your friends and family to enjoy a wide variety of handmade crafts made by crafters in the tri-state region. The show features candles, country, early American, primitive, folk art, Christmas decor.