ART IS AN OUTDOOR MARKET RETURNS TO REPUBLIC SQUARE ON SEPTEMBER 30

West Houston Creative Campus to Host Free, All-Day Lakefront Event Showcasing 70+ Visual Art and Craft Vendors Alongside Food Purveyors, Live Music and Kids Stations

WHO: Sarah Lowe, creator of The Art Cellar of Houston, and Guerra Studios founder Marco Guerra are set to host the second installment of ART IS AN Outdoor Market at Republic Square in late September. The inaugural spring event drew approximately 1,500 guests to the West Houston creative campus’ park-like grounds.

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; The Paper Carousel, featuring handmade pillow dolls and keepsake decorative items; recycled floral-inspired flourishes from EcoFab Arts; and Yara Charms Jewelry, highlighting bold and beautiful handmade beaded designs made from semi-precious stones; some of the fresh features this season are Spring-based, Casian King Food Truck, serving up unique Cajun and Asian fusion items; 52 Pickup Meals, offering healthy meal prep plus catering and delivery services; Caroline Brock Photos & Paper Art; Rob Gladstone Digital Art; elaborately embroidered pieces from  Jewelry by Gumi; and Tagua nut necklaces by SoloNutJewelry.

WHAT: The community-driven event is open to the public and free of charge with ample 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 lakefront setting, peppered with food trucks and culinary purveyors in addition to live music stages and kids stations.

WHEN: Saturday, September 30 from 11am – 6pm; rain or shine

WHERE: Republic Square – enter off 15300 Memorial Drive or 13501 Katy Freeway (Houston 77079) – The recently debuted, 35-acre office, event and recreational campus with trails and central lake is located just west of Eldridge Parkway. The property spans I-10 to Memorial Drive and 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.

ART IS AN Outdoor Market past event and vendor photos available here.