Saturday, November 4, 2023 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
4848 Main Street (Map)

Join HCCC for the annual Hands-on Houston Family Festival, a free community event for families and visitors of all ages. This year, the festival celebrates wood crafts and the fall exhibition, Tree of Life, with hands-on making, artist demonstrations, free trees, and more!

  • Explore the fall exhibition, Tree of Life, which showcases sculptural objects and woodwind instruments made from the African blackwood tree
  • See demonstrations by the Gulf Coast Woodturners and the Woodworkers Club of Houston
  • Experiment with wood through hands-on activities:
    • Create a wooden collage
    • Make your own wooden instrument
    • Decorate and race wooden cars with the Woodworkers Club of Houston
  • Free tree giveaway from Trees for Houston (while supplies last)
  • Purchase food and refreshments from Moon Rooster food truck

PARKING: The HCCC parking lot will be blocked off for activities, but limited parking is available across the street at Lawndale Art Center, and street parking is available nearby.

The HANDS-ON HOUSTON FAMILY FESTIVAL is a super-sized version of HANDS-ON HOUSTON, a free, craft-activity open house 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 at HCCC. Families and children of all ages are welcome, and materials are provided.