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Plural oddity

1. There are many crafts on display at the craft fair.
2. The are many craft on display at the aircraft museum.

Also: "craft fair" or "arts and crafts fair"?


It's interesting that it was the phrase "arts and crafts" which came to describe the movement spearheaded by Morris, rather than "art and craft". I wonder why that was. (Do they mean different things?)
I'd guess because when you say 'art' you think of painting, but when you say 'arts' you start to include tapestry, pottery, etc.
Just to be difficult, I think of those as crafts. If someone says "the arts" I think of painting, music, ballet, opera, that kind of stuff.