Dec. 14-17, CraftBoston Holiday Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston St., Back Bay, Boston. 617-266-1810. Preview “Holidays and Highballs”: Dec. 14, 6-9 p.m., $150 to benefit Society of Arts and Crafts. Show hours: Fri. 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $15 (good all weekend). 175 juried crafts artists.

Dec. 16-17, Open House & Holiday Sale Tom White Pottery, corner of Winchester and Peterson roads, Northfield. 413-498-2175. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission.

Dec. 15-17, 20-23, Harvard Square Holiday Fair 50 Church St., Harvard Square, Cambridge. Weekdays 11:30-7 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun. noon-6 p.m. Free. 32nd annual juried show.

Through Dec. 24, Holiday Marketplace  Lexington Arts and Crafts Society, 130 Waltham St., Lexington. 781-862-9696. Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m.; Dec. 24, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission.  Work by 200 artisans.

Through Dec. 23, Holiday Show and Sale Feet of Clay, 21 Station St., Brookline Village. 617-731-3262. Opening party: Dec. 7, 5-9 p.m. Regular hours: Fri. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Dec. 11 and 14, 4-8 p.m. and Dec. 18-22, noon-8 p.m. Work by members of clay cooperative studio.

Through Dec. 25, “The Cup Show” Krikorian Gallery, Worcester Center for Crafts, 25 Sagamore Rd., Worcester. 508-753-8183. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Dec. 24, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Invitational of cups of all styles and sizes.

Through Dec. 31, “Winter Lights” Loading Dock Gallery, 122 Western Ave., Lowell. 978-596-1576. Wed.-Sat. noon-5:30 p.m., Sun. noon-4 p.m. Free. Holiday gifts by artists in Western Avenue Artsits Studios.

At Society of Arts and Crafts 100 Pier 4, Suite 200, Boston. 617-266-1810. Through Feb. 3, “From Minimal to Bling” Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Thurs. until 9 p.m., Dec. 24, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Closed: Dec. 14, 18, 25-26, 31, Jan. 1.  Free.  Biennial exhibit of contemporary jewelry. Through Feb. 3, “From Minimal to Bling,” biennial exhibit of contemporary jewelry with 24 artists. Through Jan. 6, “Fantasy Architecture: Sculptural Boxes,” by Jay Rogers.

At Fuller Craft Museum 455 Oak St., Brockton, Mass. 508-588-6000. Tues.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. until 9 p.m. $10, seniors $8 and students $5, under 12 free; Thurs. 5-9 p.m., free.  Through Dec. 31, “Parts and Labor: Print and Collage Works,” by Steven Ford. Through Feb. 18, “Threads of Resistance,” quilts by Artist’s Circle opposing President Trump’s policies.  Through March 11, “Gender Bend: Women in Wood, Men at the Loom,” weavings and wood turnings. Through April 22, “Mindful: Exploring Mental Health through Art,”work by 14 artists. Through Jan. 14, “HolidaySHOP.”


Dec.  16, Open Studio Holiday Sale Vermont Glass Workshop, 425 Mackville Rd., Hardwick. 802-472-5733.  10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 33rd annual event with blown glass artists Harry and Wendy Besett.


Through Dec. 24, “Celebration of American Crafts” Creative Arts Workshop, 80 Audubon St., New Haven. 203-562-4927. Wed.-Sun. 11 a.m.-6 p.m., final week daily 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Dec. 24, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free admission. Work of 100 crafts artists.

Through Dec. 31, Holiday Sale Brookfield Craft Center, Rte. 25 at Rte. 202, Brookfield. 203-775-4526. Tues.-Fri. noon-5 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-4 p.m. 42nd annual sale of fine crafts  by 150 crafts artists to benefit the center.

Through Jan. 7, “Artistry” Guilford Art Center, 411 Church St., Guilford. 203-453-5947. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., Thurs. until 8 p.m. 40th annual sale of work by 200 American crafts artists to benefit the center.


Through Dec. 23, Holiday Exhibition and Open House AVA Gallery and Art Center, 11 Bank St., Lebanon. 603-448-3117. Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.,  Thurs. until 7 p.m.,; Dec. 3, 10, and 17, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Opening reception: Dec. 2, 5-7 p.m. Juried work in all media.

At Craft Center Gallery League of New Hampshire Craftsmen headquarters, 49 S. Main St., Concord. 603-224-3375. Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-4 :30 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Through Dec. 22, “North Country Workshops Exhibition.”


At Messler Gallery Center for Furniture Craftsmanship 25 Mill St., Rockport. 207-594-5611. Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Through Jan. 3, “Contemporary Wood Lighting,” work by international wood artists.

At Maine Fiberarts Gallery and Red Studio, 13 Main St., Topsham. 207-721-0678. Wed.-Fri. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Through Dec. 23, “Woven Work,” by Nancy Hemenway Barton; Indian basketry and other woven art.

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Fiber artist Judith Daniels exhibits at CraftBoston Holiday in Boston’s Back Bay; at right, David Johnson’s “Transformation” is in the Fuller Craft Museum exhibit, “Gender Bend: Women in Wood, Men at the Loom.”


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