Holiday open house and sale The Howard County Arts Council hosts its Open House and Holiday Sale from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 8510 High Ridge Road in Ellicott City. Artists will offer art and handcrafted items for sale including jewelry, wearable items, accessories, paintings, photography, prints, wooden vessels and furniture, metalwork, and greeting cards. Refreshments will be served. In addition, the studios of the council's resident artists and art organizations will be open to the public from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free admission. Information: 410-313-2787 or hocoarts.org.