Craft Fair showcases work of top artisans

CREATIVE APPROACHES ACC

February 20, 1992|By Vida Roberts | Vida Roberts,Staff Writer

The annual ACC Craft Fair has won a national reputation for showcasing the best work by the top artisans. Locally it has a reputation as the source for that spectacular jacket or piece of jewelry that marks an individualistic style.

This year the fair is thematically divided: Art for the body will be anchored in Festival Hall, and home arts will be shown in the Convention Center at 1 W. Pratt St.

Hand-crafted clothes survive the vagaries of fashion because their value lies not in the label but the time and care given to design and execution.

This year, in response to a recessionary climate, exhibitors are using creative approaches to keep prices in line with austerity style. Jewelry makers are offering many pieces in non-precious metals and alternative materials. And fiber artists are putting just as much creativity in smaller accessories such as hats, bags and scarves.

The fair runs tomorrow to Sunday. Hours are: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $6. Children under 12 free. Call (410) 962-1122.

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