Mead High School Holiday Craft Fair - Benefits the school band and color guard programs. Today, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mead High School, 302 W. Hastings Road. $1/general, free/age 12 and younger. (509) 720-6983.
U-Hi Craft Fair - Presented by the University High School instrumental music parents and students. Today, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. University High School, 12420 E. 32nd Ave., Spokane Valley. $2/adults, children admitted free. (509) 891-5278.
Fall/Christmas Arts and Crafts Festival - Homemade items, arts, crafts, food and family fun. Creations is a 501c3 nonprofit arts and crafts facility for all ages. Today, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Creations at Cedar St. Bridge, 334 N. First Ave., Sandpoint.
Yuletide at the MAC - Spokane Art School’s fun, creative indoor holiday festival of fine arts and crafts. Items for sale include ceramics, paintings, mixed media, jewelry, photography, woodwork and fiber arts. There will be seasonal holiday items, as well. Thursday, noon-4:30 p.m., and Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, 2316 W. First Ave. Free admission. (509) 363-5344.
Custer’s Christmas Arts & Crafts Show - 36th annual event. More than 300 artists and crafters. Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., and Nov. 18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. $7, good all weekend; free/age 12 and younger. (509) 924-0588.
Unique Gifts Gallery Artist Show - Artisan Christmas gifts from $10-$250. Perfect gifts for the person who has everything. Friday, 5 p.m., Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 William St., Post Falls. Free admission. (208) 457-8950.
Holiday Bazaar - Two large halls will be filled with stocking stuffers, hostess gifts and unique ideas. This event is a fundraiser to help us complete needed repair and refurbishing projects to save the historic building. Saturday, 9 a.m., Woman’s Club of Spokane, 1428 W. Ninth Ave. Free admission. (509) 383-5667.
Library Holiday Craft Fair – Saturday and Nov. 18. More than 30 vendors with a portion of all sales to benefit Friends of the Coeur d’Alene Public Library. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Coeur d’Alene Public Library, Community Room and the Parkside Gallery, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 769-2315, ext. 426.
Eighth Annual Handmade Ornament Show - Nov. 23-25. Features handmade Christmas ornaments from a variety of popular local artists. Materials include paper, beads, wire, glass, feathers and found objects. Proceeds benefit the Spokane Art School. Tinman Gallery, 811 W. Garland Ave. (509) 325-1500.
Festival of Fair Trade - Nov. 23-25. This year’s festival will feature handcrafts, clothing, jewelry and pottery. Featured items are from Nepal, Mexico, Chile, Guatemala, Vietnam and other far corners of the world – all made in sweatshop free environments. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Community Building, 35 W. Main St. Free. (509) 448-6561.
Christmas Craft Fair - Refreshments available. Nov. 24, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Tum Tum Community Center, 6424 Highway 291, just past mile marker 18, Tum Tum. Free admission. (509) 276-7560.
Slightly West of Spokane Artist Studios Tour - More than 16 artists are featured in eight locations on a self-guided tour around the Medical Lake/Cheney area. Mediums include pottery, jewelry, polymer clay, water color, acrylic, oil, charcoal portraits, mixed media, photography, wood arts and craft accessories. A map is available on the events calendar at www.cityofcheney.org. Nov. 24, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. (509) 235-2537.
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