MICA Art Market Returns for 2023 Holiday Season
Press Release :: November 16
The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is thrilled to announce the return of MICA Art Market, a craft fair featuring original artwork for sale from MICA students, faculty, staff, and alumni on December 2nd and December 3rd in MICA’s Brown Center from 10am-5pm both days.
As part of the Ratcliffe Center for Creative Entrepreneurship’s vision for student entrepreneurship, students selling their work have enrolled in courses that expand their knowledge of craft fair vending, sales tax, and marketing. The Ratcliffe Center for Creative Entrepreneurship (RCCE) hopes to empower students to take their original art to market with the skills and resources the Art Market courses provided.
This year, over 200 participants will showcase their work during the event. Alumni span over the last 50 years, and students range from sophomores to seniors. Artists will sell original works including handmade ceramics, prints, knitted scarves, jewelry, quilted bags, wooden boxes, hand sewn baskets, original paintings, wall art, stickers, cards, and more.
And this year, the MICA Quilt Raffle Club has also created a quilt that will be up for raffle, with proceeds benefiting Fiber student scholarships. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase at the event as well as online: https://shop.mica.edu/mica-quilt-raffle-basket-weave-bright-quilt.html
“This is a great opportunity for student mentorship and professional development, as well as a way for MICA to support our alumni community and the greater Baltimore art scene,” Sarah Barnes, MICA fabrications studio manager and Art Market Chair, said.
Art Market 2023 — which is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2nd and Sunday, Dec. 3rd — will have different vendors on different days. The public is encouraged to attend the event on both Saturday and Sunday to see new vendors each day.
Admission is free and open to the public, and free street parking is available. As always, a portion of funds raised go to MICA Endowment Student Scholarship.
For more information, visit https://www.mica.edu/annual-events-series/art-market/