Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
Enjoy exhibitions of fine contemporary craft, visit with resident artists, and shop for one-of-a-kind gifts at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft.
Enjoy Innovative Exhibitions
Located in Houston's thriving Museum District, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft presents the finest in contemporary and traditional craft in museum-style galleries. Around every corner, visitors discover objects made of clay, wood, fiber, metal, glass, and recycled materials. Innovative exhibitions range from exquisite beadwork and contemporary glass to baskets, furniture, jewelry, ceramics and quilts. A stop in the Craft Garden, adjacent to the visitor parking lot, allows visitors a quiet outdoor respite, where they can see plants that are used for weaving, dyeing, papermaking and basketry.
Visit with Resident Artists
The Artist Residency program at HCCC provides a wonderful medium for visitors to relate to and interact with living craft artists. Individuals from around the country compete for studio space and residencies that last six months to a year. Visitors are invited to enter the artists' studios, watch them work, and ask questions about their challenges and inspirations.
Shop for One-of-a-Kind Gifts
Looking for fabulous shopping? Asher Gallery, located within HCCC, is a remarkable destination to find the perfect gift, collect the newest artist, and learn more about artists and craft making. Over 400 artists from Texas and North America create an exceptional variety of unique jewelry, pottery, baskets, home décor, handbags and clothing. Gallery sales help support artists' careers and free programming at the center.
Admission is free. Docent-led tours are available for groups if scheduled in advance.