Art vs. Craft

Holiday Art Fairs and Craft Markets are in full swing right now leading up to the holiday giving season.  But these aren’t your grandmother’s craft fairs filled with doilies, pot holders, and lawn ornaments.  Today’s craft fairs are a lot edgier and held in a higher regard by local Fine Art institutions such as the BMA or MICA, that even hold their own Arts and Craft Fairs.

Is a hand made ceramic coffee cup art, or craft? I went shopping and talked to some folks in the Arts and Craft scene this week, and that is not an easy question to answer.  Check out the story below and the links to more modern local Art and Craft Markets that are going on these next couple of weeks in the area.

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MICA’s Art Market

Carroll County Arts Council’s Gallery of Gifts

City Paper’s Low Budget Art Show

Towson Arts Collective’s Off the Mall