Posted September 28, 2015 in Press Releases

WHAT:  Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) is pleased to host the fifth annual HANDS-ON HOUSTON FAMILY FESTIVAL, a free community event. Families and visitors of all ages are invited to this fun day of indoor/outdoor activities. This year, HCCC celebrates wood crafts with hands-on activities, demonstrations by local artists and more.

WHEN:  Saturday, November 7, 2015, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

WHERE:  Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
4848 Main Street, Houston, TX  77002; 713.529.4848;




  • Learn about wood working and woodturning!
  • Have fun with hands-on activities:
    • Assemble a wooden toy car with the Woodworkers Club of Houston.
    • Create mini spool people
    • Transform a clothespin into a clever toy
  • See live woodworking demonstrations by the Woodworkers Club of Houston.
  • See demos by the Gulf Coast Woodturners.
  • View the fall exhibitions in our galleries: What Happened Today? by Ann Morton, The WildLIFE Project by Wendy Maruyama, and Artifice of Nature by Brian Fleetwood and Susan Beiner.
  • Enjoy food and refreshments on site from Oddball Eats and Koagi Hots foodtrucks

PARKING: The HCCC parking lot will be blocked off for activities and food trucks, but parking will be available on nearby streets and in the northern end of the First Presbyterian Church’s north lot at 5300 Main St.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Follow HCCC on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram @CraftHouston. To follow the event online and share your images, please use #HandsOnHouston.

The HANDS-ON HOUSTON FAMILY FESTIVAL is a super-sized version of HANDS-ON HOUSTON, a free craft-activity open house at HCCC on the first Saturday of every month (11 AM – 3 PM). Each month, a teaching artist demonstrates a craft related to current exhibitions and events. Families and children of all ages are welcome, and materials are provided.

Materials for HANDS-ON HOUSTON FAMILY FESTIVAL are sponsored by Blick Art Materials.