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Lawndale Newsletter: DESIGN FAIR 2015 - Preview Party this Friday!
Lawndale Art Center Houston

April, 2015

DESIGN FAIR 2015    

April 20 - 26, 2015


Design Fair 2015 features examples of cutting-edge contemporary design, as well as vintage modern objects of the 20th century. A wide selection of carefully curated items will be available for purchase as part of the Design Fair, including furniture, glass, ceramics, lighting, books, metalwork and fashion. Visitors to the Fair will be able to meet the designers and exhibitors for an up-close and personal look at the pace-setting designs of today and the mid-20th century.

The Texas Co-Op, a special section of the Fair, features individual Texas-based designers offering one-of-a-kind products. These new and emerging product lines currently are in small-scale production and represent innovations in industrial and object design today.


Fair Curator: Lynn Goode

Texas Co-Op Curator: Sara Beck


Advisory Committee: Beth Abel, Jeffrey Abel, Sara Beck, Anne Breux, Lynn Goode, Cecilia Márquez, Meghan Miller, Paula Murphy, Cali Alvarado Pettigrew, Nicole Romano, Cindi Strauss, Christine West and Eleanor L. Williams

Preview Party & Sale 

Friday, April 24, 2015

6 - 9 PM


Chairs: Beth & Jeffrey Abel 


Sounds by DJ FREDster
Attire: Contemporary Cocktail 


$60 per Lawndale member
$75 per Non-member
(includes admission throughout weekend)


Shop early for the best modern and contemporary design at Lawndale Art Center. Sip on cool libations from Saint Arnold Brewing Company and nibble on tasty treats from CULINAIRE amongst the finest selection of furniture, glass, ceramics, lighting, books, metalwork and fashion. You won't want to miss this chance to pick up your next treasure. 

Tickets available at the door and by contacting Lawndale Art Center at 713.528.5858 or by email at 

Click here to purchase tickets online.


The Preview Party is underwritten in part by 

Abel Design Group and Architectural Floors.




Joanna Davis
Jaime Fruge
Amy & Scott LaTulipe
Jaime & Ken Merideth
Olivia & Edward Persia
Peter G. Pettigrew
Dr. Greg Shannon
Caonabo De La Rosa & John Taylor
Ann Trione
Claudia Solis & Matthew Wettergreen

Fair Days 

Saturday & Sunday, April 25 & 26, 2015

10 AM - 5 PM


General Admission: $5


Shop among a special selection of vintage modern objects of the 20th century, as well as cutting edge contemporary design. Specialist dealers will offer furniture, glass, ceramics, lighting, books, metalwork and fashion for sale to collectors and enthusiasts alike.




Design Fair has become a favorite event and one of Lawndale most important annual fundraisers. Funds raised help underwrite the cost of Lawndale's free public programs. These include exhibitions throughout the year, educational outreach and the Lawndale Artist Studio Program.


To find out more about sponsoring this event or purchasing tickets, contact us at 713.528.5858 or by email at, or download the printable sponsor form or click the PayPal button below to donate now.


Many thanks to the Design Fair 2015 Sponsors!


John R. Eckel, Jr. Foundation


Scott R. Sparvero
Sterling McCall Lexus


Abel Design Group
Architectural Floors


Pattie & Jim Jard
O'Donnell Snider Construction
Don Sanders


Amegy Bank
Art Portfolio Inc / Cali Alvarado Pettigrew
Lucy & Fowler Carter
Jereann Chaney
Milestone Project Management
Judy & Scott Nyquist
Nicole & Joey Romano
Lane & Bob Schultz
Kristin & David Thomas
Eleanor L. Williams


Ann Sacks Tile + Stone
Michael Dale
Fredrica & Bill Fester
Tim Kollatschny & Stephen Goldberg
Cecily Horton
Inman Gallery / Kerry Inman
Madeline Kelly
Cecilia Márquez & Kelly Matthews
Gundi McCandless
H. Russell Pitman
Jill Whitten & Rob Proctor
H. Irving Schweppe
Heather Brown & Hank Segelke
The CKP Group
The KipCo.

Romayne & Bill Cox
Meghan Miller
Anne & Joe Romano
SBS Manufacturing, Inc.



Deep Eddy Vodka
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Smith's Opticians
Thomas Printworks 
United Airlines
Christine & Ramon West



Names as of April 6, 2015



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