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Towson Arts Collective returns holiday shopping to Commons

It my be just a hiccup for the holidays, but the Towson Arts Collective is breathing some shopping spirit into the vacant Towson Commons building.

The nonprofit arts collective is staging a sale of art works and collectibles — dubbed the "Off the Mall Craft Ball" — on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 17 and 18, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Towson Commons rotunda, on the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and York Road.

"We're hoping for 50 vendors selling one-of-a-kind things that won't be found at a typical shopping mall," said Diane Margiotta, the member who is organizing the event. "It's a beautiful space. It's beautifully decorated and full of...