The purpose of the Center is to advance education about the process, product and history of craft, with an emphasis on crafts made of fiber, metal, glass, clay and wood. There are two exhibit galleries, a retail gallery and studio space for use by artists in residence. The exhibition galleries feature changing exhibits in many media. The retail gallery features one of a kind objects by artists from around the country, including local artists. Hands-on workshops are offered for all ages.
Docent-guided tours can be scheduled Tuesdays – Fridays between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. These tours are approximately one hour long. Visit the current exhibitions, talk to on-site Artists-in-Residence and see art in action. Tour groups also have the opportunity to explore the Craft Garden, where artists grow plant material used in craft making.
All tours and workshops are limited to forty people. There is no fee, however, donations are always appreciated.
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
4848 Main Street
Open Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. Noon-5 p.m. (Closed Sundays during the summer.)
No admission charge. Donations accepted.
Take Main Street southwest from downtown. Turn right into the parking lot, just before Rosedale Street and the Lawndale Art Center.
Image Credit: Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau