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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Through Jan. 5: Winterfest 2012 and Holiday Sale( Courtesy of Baltimore Clayworks, 2006 / November 12, 2006 )
The potter's wheels at Baltimore Clayworks have been working overtime to prepare for this annual holiday sale, featuring some two dozen local and national ceramic artists, some of them established and some looking to make a name for themselves. You'll be amazed at how beautiful (not to mention functional) a handful of formless clay can become.
Winterfest 2012 and Holiday Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays, noon-5 p.m. Saturdays (through Jan. 5) at Baltimore Clayworks, 5707 Smith Ave. Free. 410-578-1919 or baltimoreclayworks.org.