Mallternatives: Holiday shopping beyond the mall [Pictures]
The holiday shopping season is hard upon us, and here's betting you still haven't figured out what to get for the especially discerning (and deserving) people on your gift list.
Fear not. Between now and Christmas, a bevy of events will be popping up throughout the Baltimore area, offering handmade and out-of-the-ordinary gifts -- everything from fine art to crockpots, used books to decorated holiday centerpieces. And the best part about the events listed below? Even if you don't buy anything, you'll have fun looking.
-- Chris Kaltenbach
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Dec. 5-8: MICA Art Market( Handout photo / November 18, 2012 )
More than 300 alumni, faculty, staff and students of the Maryland Institute College of Art will be putting their muses on display and offering their handiwork for sale during this four-day bonanza of creativity. The one-of-a-kind creations will include jewelry, paintings, prints, posters, sculptures, mosaics, ceramics, textiles and who-can-predict-what-else. And of course, the artists will be on hand to discuss their work. Proceeds are used by the MICA Alumni Association to fund need-based scholarships.
MICA Art Market, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 5-8, MICA's Brown Center, 1301 W. Mount Royal Ave. Free. mica.edu.