Posted September 17, 2012 in Press Releases

A Free Community Celebration at
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

WHAT: Houston Center for Contemporary Craft is pleased to host the second annual HANDS-ON FAMILY FESTIVAL, a free community celebration. Families and visitors of all ages are invited to this fun day of indoor/outdoor activities.  Guests will enjoy hands-on craft activities, demonstrations by local artists, refreshments, garden tours, and CraftTexas 2012, a juried exhibition featuring outstanding craft by Texas artists.

  • Craft Activities:  basket weaving, pattern design, felt purses
  • Artist Demos:  cold hammering (metal) by local metalsmith, John Barber; basket weaving by the Clear Lake Basket Weavers Guild; and woodturning by the Gulfcoast Woodturners Association
  • Craft Garden tours every half hour, starting at 11:30 AM
  • Snacks available for purchase from Ladybird food truck and Porch Swing Desserts
  • Beer Garden sponsored by Karbach Brewing Co.

WHEN:  Saturday, November 3, 2012, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM           

WHERE: Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
4848 Main Street in the Museum District
713.529.4848; www.crafthouston.org

ADMISSION: Free Admission

SPONSORS: Kinder Foundation; Karbach Brewing Co.

WHAT ELSE: Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) is a nonprofit visual arts center dedicated to advancing education about the process, product and history of craft.  HCCC provides exhibition, retail and studio spaces to support the work of local and national artists and serves as a resource for artists, educators and the community at large. Located in the Museum District at 4848 Main Street, HCCC is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 AM – 5 PM, and Sunday, 12 – 5 PM. Closed Sundays July 4th through Labor Day. Holiday hours:  HCCC will be closed November 22, December 25 and January 1. Admission is free.   Accessible parking is available directly behind the facility, off Travis Street.  HCCC is three blocks south of the Wheeler Avenue MetroRail station on Main Street.  HCCC is funded in part by grants from The Brown Foundation, Inc.; Houston Endowment, Inc.; the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance; Texas Commission on the Arts; the Wortham Foundation, Inc.; and Windgate Charitable Foundation. United Airlines is the official airline of Houston Center for Contemporary Craft.  For more information, call 713/529-4848 or visit www.crafthouston.org.

Mary Headrick (mheadrick@crafthouston.org)
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
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