Upcoming Events


Call for Empty Bowls!

February 1, 2015 at 10:00 am

The Empty Bowls Houston Steering Committee invites artists working in all media to help celebrate the organization’s 11th year by creating and donating handmade bowls for Empty Bowls Houston 2015, taking place May 16 at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft.
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Participate in our upcoming exhibition this fall!

February 25, 2015 at 10:00 am

Opening at HCCC this fall, What Happened Today? is an exhibition that shows the relevance of print news and hand-crafted objects and their combined ability to communicate parallels among the voices of the individual, the greater Houston community, and the world-news stage. Here are several ways Houstonians can get involved in the project: Read More »


Tiny Furniture

April 4, 2015 at 11:00 am

Please join us this month, as we explore the elements of design and create tiny wooden furniture. Choose from a variety of wood forms, and experiment with different configurations before you glue them in place. Keep your creations a natural wood color, or add ornamentation by staining them with colorful brush-tip markers. This activity is all about exploring your creative side—come play with us! Read More »


Dining and Discourse Event:
Opulence and Excess Lecture by Christine Gervais

April 9, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Historically, commissioned wares and dining-room furniture asserted the power, status, and personal beliefs of their patrons through the use of precious materials, embellishment, and technical execution. Borrowing from decorative arts patronage, the Opulence and Excess dining-room vignette comments on the relevance of this loaded history in contemporary culture. Join MFAH associate curator of decorative arts and Rienzi, Christine Gervais, as she provides a historical decorative arts context for this vignette. This event is free and open to the public. Read More »


Asher Gallery Artist Chat with Jeff Forster

April 11, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Please join Asher Gallery for an artist chat with Jeff Forster on Saturday, April 11th. A former resident artist at HCCC in 2009, Jeff went on to become Department Head, Ceramics, at the Glassell School of Art, where he has been for several years. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to chat with one of Houston’s preeminent sculptors and learn about his process and aesthetics. Read More »



April 25, 2015 at 10:00 am

The Museum Experience is Houston’s newest cultural block party! The Museum Experience features four walkable “zones” to help visitors navigate through the area and learn more about all 19 museums in a more personal way. On the last Saturday of January, April, July and September, each zone will showcase a handful of museums at a time, complete with special programming, pedicabs in select zones and food trucks. Click here to see the full Zone 2 schedule of events. Read More »


2015 Crafting a Legacy Spring Luncheon

April 29, 2015 at 11:30 am

HCCC is pleased to host its sixth annual Crafting a Legacy Spring Luncheon on Wednesday, April 29th, at River Oaks Country Club. This year, we honor two tremendously generous Houstonians—Andrea and Bill White—for their many contributions to the cultural life and vitality of our city. Read More »



May 2, 2015 at 11:00 am

Please join us on Saturday, May 2nd, between 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM, for our monthly HANDS-ON HOUSTON. Event details will be announced soon! Sign up to receive our E-Newsletter, and get to know the activity before anyone else! Read More »


11th Annual Empty Bowls Houston

May 16, 2015 at 11:00 am

Empty Bowls is a grassroots effort by artists and craftspeople in cities and towns across the country to feed the hungry in their communities. Empty Bowls Houston is presented by Whole Food Market and implemented locally by Houston-area ceramists and artists working in various media, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and Houston Food Bank. Read More »