Upcoming Events


Death by Policy: A Conversation in Partnership with the South Texas Human Rights Center

September 3, 2014 at 6:00 pm

As the La Frontera exhibition comes to a close, please join HCCC and South Texas Human Rights Center for a panel discussion about migrant deaths and the struggle to promote human rights in South Texas. Migrant deaths in Texas are at an all-time high. Official statistics document 271 deaths in Texas during 2012 and 235 in 2013, making Texas the state with the majority of border deaths for both years. Four Houston-area experts will discuss U.S. border policies and other immigration issues as they relate to specific works in the exhibition. Read More »


Indigo-Dyed Handkerchiefs

September 6, 2014 at 11:00 am

This month, please join fiber artist, Delaney Smith, and volunteers from the Surface Design Association to create beautifully patterned handkerchiefs with simple resist techniques and indigo dye, one of the oldest plant-based dyes. Participants will learn several shibori techniques to create intricate patterns by twisting, folding, and tying a cotton handkerchief in different ways. After each piece is dipped into a dye vat and wrung out, get ready to be surprised! The indigo will oxidize as the handkerchief unfolds, turning the cloth from green to a deep blue and revealing the unique patterns you have created. Read More »


Opening Reception for
“In Residence: Work by 2013 Resident Artists”

September 12, 2014 at 5:30 pm

Please join HCCC for the opening of In Residence: Work by 2013 Resident Artists in the Artist Hall, on Friday, September 12, 2014, from 5:30 to 7:00 PM. An Artist Talk will be held at 5:45 PM. Read More »


Opening Reception for “CraftTexas 2014″

September 26, 2014 at 5:30 pm

Please join HCCC for the opening of CraftTexas 2014 in the Front and Main Galleries, on Friday, September 26, 2014, from 5:30 to 8:00 PM. At 6:30 PM, three artists will be presented with the jurors’ Award of Merit prizes. The evening will also feature open studios by HCCC’s current resident artists. Beer sponsored by Karbach Brewing Co. Read More »


Lecture by Carol Sauvion, Creator of Craft in America

September 27, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Join ClayHouston, the Ceramic Department of the Glassell School of Art and Houston Center for Contemporary Craft for a lecture with Carol Sauvion, the creator, executive producer and director of Craft in America, the documentary series celebrating American craft and the artists who bring it to life. The Peabody Award-winning and Emmy-nominated PBS series is now in production for Season 6. Read More »


A Celebration of Glass Art!

October 4, 2014 at 11:00 am

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) is pleased to host the fourth 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 glass art with hands-on activities, demonstrations by local artists and more. Read More »



November 1, 2014 at 11:00 am

Please join us on Saturday, November 1, 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 »