Craft fair information

The 15th annual American Craft Council Craft Fair will be held next weekend, Feb. 22-24, at the Baltimore Convention Center and Festival Hall.

The fair, which features the works of more than 500 American craftspeople, will also include a display of works in ceramic and in wood from the Netherlands, part of a program to promote cultural exchanges between cities in Maryland and overseas.


There will also be a raffle of a $3,000 pit-fired vessel by ceramic artist Bennett Bean. The proceeds from the raffle will go to the ACC's Craft Emergency Relief Fund.

The work of students at some of this country's major art and design schools will be highlighted in the New Talent Showcase. Schools chosen this year are: Towson State University; the School for American Craftsmen at the Rochester (N.Y.) Institute of Technology; and Penland School of Crafts and Haywood Community College, both in North Carolina.


Throughout the weekend there will be informal modeling of handcrafted clothing made by textile artists exhibiting at the fair. The show, "Presenting Fashions," will feature items made of hand-painted silk plus sweaters, jewelry and works in leather. It will be held in Hall E, the restaurant area.

Admission is $5 for adults, free for children under 12.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 962-1122.

The Convention Center and Festival Hall are located on Pratt Street between Charles and Conway streets.