Guys! I’m so excited — This Saturday, the Downtown District is kicking off its inaugural public art project at Main Street Square with Art Blocks: The Big Bash. I hope you’ll grab your friends and family and head over to Main Street Square to celebrate with us as we showcase a talented bunch of local artists at the Heartmade Art Market! There will also be the Stella Artois Beer & Food Truck Garden, live entertainment featuring Amy Ell and VauLt, a kids crafts zone sponsored by Young Audiences. And dude. Houston’s own The Suffers will be there! Art + music + food & drink + an afternoon outside? Winning.
Okay, so I’m freaking out about everything I have to get done before this thing, but it’s going to be awesome!!! I have three entirely new holiday-themed notecards, a slew of new art prints and a new running animal! (I’ll give you a big hint… he’s known as the king of the jungle.) Stop by to see my new work, grab some beautiful handmade gifts before the holiday rush, and rock out to sweet tunes. Can’t wait to see y’all there!
Winter Holiday Art Market
Winter Street Studios – 2nd Floor, 2101 Winter Street, Houston TX 77007
Friday, November 22, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. ($10 general admission/Free for Fresh Arts members)
Saturday, November 23, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. (Free admission)
Sunday, November 24, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Free admission)
Every year, crafting supersite Etsy.com throws a global celebration honoring art, craft, and design. This year, the theme is “Craft for Community” so our humble little Houston team is excited to be putting together a party to benefit local shelter and very worthy cause, The Women’s Home.
On June 20th, we’ll be crafting up a storm by creating pillowcases, bedding items, soaps, body products, hair accessories, and jewelry to donate directly to the women at The Women’s Home. We’ll also be collecting new and gently used items, as well as monetary contributions.
Check out a helpful list of suggested supplies to bring, and RSVP for the event HERE!
Are you excited about this weekend’s Indie Craft Fair, Art and Music Festival, Pop Shop? Of COURSE you are — Over 70 of Houston’s talented artists, craftspeople, and artisans will be there, Pi Pizza Truck will be there (OMG, all-weekend access to one of my favorite food trucks? This is going to get dangerous…), a mobile photo booth will be there, lots of cool bands and musicians will be performing, and there will be FREE crafting for kids and families. Also, did I mention I have some new work to show? Golly!
So grab your momma this Mother’s Day Weekend and show her a good time!
About a month ago I met with Ren Mitchell, owner of the new Artisan Craft Studio and Shop, The Tinderbox, to discuss carrying some of my work. Obviously I was flattered and intrigued — the idea of a retail shop meets craft workshop meets event space in Houston is something I can easily get behind. Ren has done an amazing job fixing up the space and I’m really looking forward to all the big things she plans to offer the Houston art scene!
Check out this gorgeous place (believe me, the pictures don’t do it justice so if you can, I recommend you visit in-person!)
Stop by The Tinderbox during the next Mid-Main First Thursday on May 2nd to meet some of the artists, see craft demos, have a boozy and help support Urban Harvest!
I’m super excited to be participating in this upcoming show, the May Pop Shop in Houston! Here’s a super awesome poster designed by Michael C. Rodriguez (love those adorable woodland creatures). Stay tuned for more details and a list of all the featured artists…