West Houston Creative Campus to Host Free, All-Day Event Showcasing 70+
Visual Art and Specialty Craft Vendors Alongside Food Purveyors, Entertainment and Kids Stations
WHO: Sarah Lowe, creator of The Art Cellar of Houston, and Guerra Studios founder Marco Guerra are set to host the third installment of ART IS AN Outdoor Market at Republic Square this month. The popular series – the only one of its kind breadth and scale on the west side – has been drawing family-friendly audiences well in excess of a thousand guests per event since first launching last spring.
In addition to a number of returning favorites, such as A Patton Fine Art, specializing in acrylics, alcohol ink and watercolor, Popcart all-natural, small batch ice pops, elaborately embroidered wearable art from Jewelry by Gumi, The Paper Carousel, featuring handmade pillow dolls and keepsake decorative items and Dye2Spin’s one-of-a-kind, hand-dyed fiber and yarn products, some of the fresh features this season include all-natural, coconut oil soap maker Simple Nut Organics, Onata signature scents, whimsical finds from Anitantique Vintage, Kokedamas by: Sama traditional Japanese moss balls and macramé plant hangers, French antiques from The Lagniappe Shoppe, Louie Loo indigo-dyed home goods plus clothing and accessories for kids and pets, Moo-Chila Ecuadorian men’s shoes and backpacks, sweet and spicy, small batch condiments from Nando’s Honey Farm and Chilesquiles Foods, as well as wines from Moravia Vineyard & Winery in Schulenburg. Food offerings will include Cajun fare by Herbert’s Specialty Meats and pub grub from Watson’s House of Ales, which will also operate a beer and wine garden. Kid-centric festivities will range from bubble machines, music lessons and a coloring station to seed planting, Pop Shop America DIY activities and wildlife interaction.
WHAT: The community-driven event is open to the public and free of charge with complimentary parking. More than 70 specialty vendors, ranging from painters, sewistas and sculptors to quilters, candle and print makers plus vintage clothing and jewelry dealers – will line the wooded setting, peppered with culinary purveyors, live entertainment and kids areas.
WHEN: Saturday, March 24 from 11am – 6pm; rain or shine
WHERE: Republic Square – enter off 13501 Katy Freeway (Houston 77079) – The recently debuted, 35-acre office and recreational campus with trails and central lake is located just west of Eldridge Parkway. The property is directly adjacent to the BP campus and the Cardinal Trail loop of Terry Hershey Park. Event parking is complimentary.
WHY: With the goal of fostering a larger working arts community and more art-centric programming beyond the Beltway and on the west side, the event was inspired by favorite festivals organizers Sarah Lowe and Marco Guerra have attended throughout Europe, and closer to home, in and around Lowe’s hometown of Lafayette, Louisiana and Guerra’s native South Texas.
CONTACT: Stuart Rosenberg
713.524.2800 or firstname.lastname@example.org