Photo of the exterior of Houston Center for Contemporary Craft


Twenty years. One hundred and sixty-three resident artists. One hundred and seventy-seven exhibitions. Thousands of tours and other educational programs. Over a quarter million visitors. These are the bare facts that make up Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC). But the Center is so much more than a collection of accomplishments; it’s about—and has always been about—people and their love for craft.

HCCC first opened to the community shortly after the events of September 11, 2001. There was uncertainty about the appropriateness of focusing on the arts during those challenging days, but, in the end, the crisis underscored the importance of the arts—to our shared experience, our community, and for our ever-growing understanding of the world. These sentiments were echoed once again during the pandemic, as evidenced by the hungry public response to the Center’s slate of virtual programming.

Without people like you, HCCC would not exist. From the founders who transformed a dream into a reality, to the ambitious volunteers who led the charge to create the Craft Garden, and the staff and artists who work tirelessly to produce the high-quality programming for which HCCC is known—it’s people who make up the Center and who give us the focus and drive to make our mission, to advance education on the process, product, and history of craft, possible.

Today, we ask you to continue that support with a gift to the 20th Anniversary Annual Fund Drive. Your donation makes all of our programming possible, from our exhibitions to family programs and artist demos. Support from people like you ensured that HCCC survived the pandemic, and your gift this year promises that our work will continue, while remaining free and accessible for all.

Thank you in advance for your consideration.

With Kind Regards,

Brad Bucher
President, HCCC Board of Directors
Perry Allen Price
Executive Director

To donate via postal mail, please download the pledge form here.

Please contact Suzanne Sippel with any questions at or 713.529.4848 x 106.