Houston Center for Contemporary Craft


Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019 – Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019

11:00 AM – 03:00 PM


Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and Lawndale Art Center invite you to a day of free family fun, including hands-on activities, exhibitions, and tasty treats.

Join HCCC for the ninth 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 the Craft Garden with hands-on activities, demonstrations by local artists, and more.

Double your fun by checking out Lawndale Art Center’s Family Day across the street. From 12 – 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 – 5 PM.

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

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



  • Wednesday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sunday, Noon - 5:00 pm
  • Free Hours: Always free!

Directions & Parking

  • Free Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Accessible parking lot is located directly behind the building off Travis and Rosedale.

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