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DesignCraft is AIGA Houston's 5th annual outdoor fair featuring the work of local artists, artisans, crafters and creatives, as well as demonstrations and live music! The one-day event allows Houstonians to discover local, well-designed and crafted goods in their city, and gives vendors an opportunity to sell their work.

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What is design craft? Is it like Ctrl+Art+Create?
DesignCraft is AIGA Houston’s 5th annual art, design, and craft market. Formerly known as Ctrl+Art+Create, DesignCraft is a chance for local artists, crafters, and creatives to feature their work.
When and where will DesignCraft be held?
DesignCraft will take place Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 10am to 6pm at Market Square Park, located in historic downtown Houston.
How many booths will there be?
We have room for 45-60 booths at the fair.
How much is admission?
Admission is free to the public.
Where can I park?
Parking is available nearby on Milam Street for $5.00.
How much to set up a booth, and what comes with it?
The booth fee is just $110.
AIGA members receive a $25 discount.

All vendors receive:
  • 1 8-foot table
  • Tent cover
  • 2 chairs
  • 1 table cloth
  • Parking validation for the day
  • How can I be a vendor?
    This is a curated event with importance on quality. While many vendors will be invited directly, you may also apply to participate. Click Here to fill out the form. We will be accepting applications until for as long as space is available. If your application has been accepted, we’ll send you a link to register for your booth. Payments will only be accepted online.

    To apply, we’ll need your full name, e-mail address, contact phone number, and a link to your online store, personal web site, or online photo gallery featuring your products.
    Why do you require a web site, online store, or photo gallery of products?
    DesignCraft is a curated event. We want to ensure a high standard of quality and a balanced variety in the vendors who participate.
    DesignCraft is curated? What is your criteria?
    AIGA is the professional association for design, and as such DesignCraft is geared toward that kind of audience. While traditionally a graphic design-based organization, AIGA’s membership has diversified in recent years to include illustrators, screen printers, letterpress shops, interior designers, fashion designers, fine artists, and more.

    The vendors for DesignCraft will reflect the widening scope of AIGA’s members. Our review process will consider not only our audience and design standards, but also the quality of goods, novelty of style, and price point.

    To learn more about AIGA, visit
    Is AIGA Membership required to be a vendor?
    No, but members receive a $25 discount per booth. If you are interested in membership, please visit
    How will DesignCraft be promoted?
    In addition to AIGA Houston’s promotional channels—, Twitter, Facebook, e-mail alerts, postcards and posters–DesignCraft will be promoted by Market Square Park’s promotional team, Downtown Magazine, and the Downtown Arts Alliance.
    When and how will I know if I’m accepted?
    You’ll be notified by email no later than if you’ve secured a booth for DesignCraft. The sooner you apply, the sooner you’ll secure your spot.
    What is your cancellation policy for vendors?
    is the last day to cancel and still receive a full refund. No refunds will be offered after that.
    Will there be a waiting list for vendors if all spots are filled?
    Yes. Vendors on the waiting list will fill vacated spots in the order they are received.
    What else will be featured at DesignCraft?
    Live music from local bands, delicious food, Market Square Park’s beautiful gardens and dog run, and more!
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    1. Applying is Free


      The fee to participate in DesignCraft is $110, or $85 for AIGA members. Accepted entries will be sent a notification along with a PayPal invoice. Upon receipt of the entrance fee, booth space will be reserved.

    Map & Directions Section
    Market Square Park – Downtown Houston
    301 Milam St. Houston, TX 77002
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