Check out artists from across the nation as they display their art and expose techniques at the first Charlotte Fine Art Show. The show will include an array of glass, clay, wood, fiber, jewelry, sculpture, painting, photography and metal pieces of art. Artists will also have the opportunity to win awards from $100-$1,500, and folks attending the show can learn about the skills behind the art with the live demonstrations. And to keep the wee ones entertained, there will be children's activities available throughout the day. $5. Saturday, May 10: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, May 11: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Merchandise Mart, Freedom Hall, 2500 E. Independence Blvd. 248-684-2613. www.hotworks.org.