Preparations for the 45th Annual Fine Crafts Fair are well underway. Save the dates — Aug. 16 and 17 — for this annual community event on Garrison’s Landing. For 44 years the fair has been vital to the mission of the Garrison Art Center — to promote the creation, exhibition and enjoyment of art and to connect participants to new opportunities. The fair is a benefit that provides critical funds for year-round education programs, while also supporting regional artisans that still make their wares by hand and with love. Visit garrisonartcenter.org.