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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Nov. 23-24: Bazaart
Ever found yourself wandering through the American Visionary Art Museum and thinking, "Wish I could hang some of that on my wall"? Here's your chance, as the beautiful and the bizarre come together in this annual art sale sponsored by the endlessly creative types at AVAM. Last year's offerings ranged from folk art painted on pizza box lids to fine-art prints of long-gone Baltimore landmarks.
Bazaart, Preview party 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 23, $10-$20. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 24, free. At AVAM, 800 Key Highway. 410-244-1900 or avam.org.