DesignCraft: AIGA Houston’s Third Annual Craft Market

This Saturday, December 1, AIGA Houston is hosting their third annual one-day outdoor craft and artisan market. Formerly known as CTRL+ART+CREATE, this year’s DesignCraft will feature vendors and retailers whose design- and art-oriented work and products reflect the ever-widening scope of Houston’s diverse arts community.


Traditional Himmeli Brass Ornaments form Rally Made, image courtesy of the artist’s Etsy.



DesignCraft is a curated event that incorporates work from graphic designers, artists, local retail stores, craftsmen, clothing boutiques, and many more. Vendors were hand-picked by AIGA Houston for the quality of their goods, novelty of style, and price point. Some of these vendors include Evens by Kate de Para, PH Design ShopRally MadeManready by Travis Weaver and New Living – who will be offering a demonstration.


Poor Pilate, image courtesy Poor Pilate’s Facebook profile


There will also be live music performances from local bands Young Girls at 1 p.m., Poor Pilate at 3 p.m., and Grandfather Child at 5 p.m., as well as onsite crafting and demonstrations. Food and drinks will also be available all day from Niko Niko’s, which has a small cafe on-site.


Market Square Park from the corner of Travis and Congress. Photo by Ben Giannantonio

DesignCraft will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Downtown Houston’s historic Market Square Park. Admission is free to the public!

For more information, visit the microsite at Join us on Twitter at @AIGAHouston or at #DesignCraft.

We would like to thank our Media Sponsor, Houston Press.

By Chelsea Thomas
Published November 29, 2012
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