hccc family festival

The Houston Center for Contemporary Craft will be hosting a hands-on family festival, a free event celebrating the Craft Garden. The event, which is open to the community, is set for this Saturday November 2, 2019 from 11 am to 3 pm, so plan to bring the whole family for an afternoon of free fun!

The Craft Garden, which started in 2003, was launched as a collaboration among artists, community members, and gardeners and is now used as a multi-use art space and much more.

HCCC and Lawndale Art Center will be hosting a day of hands-on activities, exhibitions, and refreshments.

The itinerary for the day of activities includes:

  • Learning about the plants that grow in HCCC’s Craft Garden and how they are used in a variety of craft processes
  • Hands-on activities: basket weaving with Texas Basket Weavers Association, create a nature-themed window hanging, fabric dyeing with indigo led by the Contemporary Handweavers of Houston
  • View the fall exhibitions, OBJECTS: REDUX and Nathalie Miebach: The Water Line
  • Enjoy food and refreshments from It’s a Wrap! food truck and Good Pop popsicles.

If you’re not ready to go home check out Lawndale Art Center’s Family Day across the street from 12 noon to 2 pm. Lawndale will offer hands-on activities inspired by their fall exhibitions, including Michael Menchaca’s The Codex Silex Vallis (The Silicon Valley Codex) and Saúl Hernández-Vargas’ Nothing Left of Us in the Wilderness (No queda nada para nosotros en la espesura). Their galleries will be open from 11 am to 5 pm.

The HCCC parking lot will be blocked off for activities and food trucks, but street parking is available nearby.

The hands-on family festival is a larger version of HANDS-ON HOUSTON, a free craft-activity open house at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft on the first Saturday of every month from 11am to 3pm. Every month, a teaching artist demonstrates a craft related to current exhibitions and events. Materials are provided and families and children of all ages are welcome.

When: Saturday, November 2, 2019, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

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

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Click here for more information on this free event.

Looking for more fun stuff to do this weekend? Make sure to check out our guide to the best things to do in Houston this weekend.