Posted June 20, 2018 in Press Releases


WHAT:  Martini Madness, the popular cocktail fundraiser benefitting Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC), blasts off this fall with a space-age modern theme that looks to the future as it celebrates the past!

The ticket price includes an artisan-made martini glass for each guest to select and take home, as well as a stellar evening of signature martinis, delectable appetizers, a cosmic lounge, and much more. Guests are encouraged to participate in the party’s out-of-this-world theme by donning their chicest space-race attire (think ‘60s mod fashions, NASA, and all things outer space) to win a prize in the costume contest.

A modestly priced, late-night ticket allows guests to enjoy the party from 9:00 – 11:00 PM. While this ticket does not include an artisan martini glass, an incredible selection of glasses will be available for purchase at the event.

Founded in 2001, HCCC is a visual arts center featuring a nationally regarded artist residency program, original exhibitions of contemporary craft, and engaging educational programming for all ages.  Annual fundraisers like Martini Madness allow the Center to offer admission and a variety of programs free to the public.

WHEN: Friday, September 14, 2018, 7:00 – 11:00 PM (Late-Night Ticket:  9:00 – 11:00 PM)

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

CHAIRS:  Mike Mahlstedt & Kyle Dutton / Libby Cagle & Lauren Taft



  • Single Ticket: $150 (includes an artisan martini glass)
  • HCCC Member Ticket: $125 (includes an artisan martini glass)
  • Late-Night Ticket: $50 (does not include glass; entry at 9:00 PM)

To purchase, visit or call 713-529-4848 x. 106.

Underwriting and sponsorship opportunities are available.  For more information, contact Suzanne Sippel at or 713-529-4848 x. 106.

SPONSORS: PaperCity Magazine (exclusive media sponsor), Deep Eddy Vodka.

About Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
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 Wednesday through Saturday, 10 AM – 5 PM, and Sunday, 12 – 5 PM. Holidays: Closed Easter, July 4th, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. Admission is free. Free parking is available directly behind the facility, off Rosedale and Travis Street. HCCC is three blocks south of Wheeler Ave. MetroRail station on Main Street.

HCCC is supported by individual donors and members and funded in part by The Brown Foundation; Houston Endowment, Inc.; the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance; Texas Commission on the Arts; the National Endowment for the Arts, the Kinder Foundation; the Morgan Foundation; Windgate Charitable Foundation; and the Wortham Foundation. HCCC is a member of the Houston Museum District and the Midtown Arts District.

For more information, call 713-529-4848 or visit Find HCCC on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @CraftHouston.

Jenny Lynn Weitz (
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
713.529.4848 x.108