6TH ANNUAL MARTINI MADNESS!
GOES TROPICAL WITH “A NIGHT IN HAVANA”
THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2014

Posted January 5, 2014 in Press Releases

WHAT:
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) hosts Martini Madness! A Night in Havana, a chic cocktail fundraiser featuring one-of-a-kind glasses, bottomless martinis, sizzling snacks, and a big-board auction.  This year, the mid-century-themed soiree gets a tropical twist, with live Latin jazz reminiscent of 1950s Havana by Trio Forte.  At the beginning of the evening, guests select an artisan martini glass of their choice to use and take home.  Guests choose from an incredible array of glasses—all of which are handmade in a variety of styles and materials by local and national craft artists. Mid-century cocktail attire (“Mad Men”-style fashions inspired by the ‘50s and ‘60s) is suggested for this fun, swanky soiree.  All proceeds benefit HCCC.

WHEN:
Thursday, January 30, 2014, 7:00 – 10:00 PM

WHERE:
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
4848 Main Street, Houston, TX  77002
713.529.4848; www.crafthouston.org

CHAIRS:
Betsy & Chuck Powell

HONORARY CHAIRS:
Marie Louise & David Kinder

EVENT WEB PAGE:
https://www.crafthouston.org/events/martini-madness-2014/

TICKETS:
Single Ticket: $150. HCCC Member: $125. (Each ticket includes a one-of-a-kind martini glass.) VIP packages available.

Purchase online at https://www.crafthouston.org/events/martini-madness-2014/ or call 713-529-4848 x 202.

SPONSORS:
Bud Light/Silver Eagle Distributors, Bobbie & John Nau, Betsy & Chuck Powell, Denise & Blake Hawk, Leslie & Brad Bucher, Patrick Dugan, Susan L. Lawhon, Robyn Rothman & John Stevenson. In-Kind Sponsors:  United Airlines, PaperCity Magazine, Mix 96.5 FM, Cordúa Catering, Deep Eddy Vodka, Cacao & Cardamom, Zapatero + Bucaram Public Relations, Plasencia Cigars.

HOST COMMITTEE:
Ling Bello & Jonathan T. Bickham, Alton L. Cherry, Meredith & Carter Crow, Liz & John Daniel, Patrick Dugan, Samina Farid, Michele & Brian Fenske, Denise & Blake Hawk, Cam Hewell, Julie & Peter Johnson, Pam & Dennis Keister, Victoria & Marshal Lightman, Julie Farr & Bob Lordi, Barbara & Al Marcus, Marcy & Jeff Margolis, David Gooding & Edward Lane McCartney, Laura McMahon, Sharyn & Jerry Metcalf, Sara & Bill Morgan, Camille Murphy, Nancy & Floyd Nation, Bobbie Nau, Angela & David Peterman, Stewart Pisecco, Sean Riordan, Linda & Jay Rosen, Sue & Bob Schwartz, Kasyn Stevenson, Denise Browning & Steve Sumell, Annie & Brad Tashenberg.

ABOUT HCCC:
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft is a nonprofit visual arts center dedicated to advancing education about the process, product and history of craft.  HCCC provides exhibition, retail and studio spaces to support the work of local and national artists and serves as a resource for artists, educators and the community at large. Located in the Museum District at 4848 Main Street, HCCC is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 AM – 5 PM, and  Sunday, Noon – 5 PM. Admission is free.  Winter Holiday Hours:  Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, December 26th, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.  Parking is available directly behind the facility off Travis Street.  HCCC is three blocks south of Wheeler Ave. MetroRail station on Main Street.  HCCC is funded in part by grants from The Brown Foundation; Houston Endowment, Inc.; the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance; Texas Commission on the Arts; the National Endowment for the Arts; the Kinder Foundation; the Morgan Foundation; Windgate Charitable Foundation; and the Wortham Foundation.

For more information, call 713-529-4848 or visit www.crafthouston.org.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Find HCCC on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @CraftHouston.
Follow the event online using #MartiniMadness.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Mary Headrick
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
mheadrick@crafthouston.org
713.529.4848 x 107