Design Fair: 2016 Update

Dear Friend,

A big thank you from all of us to all of you for your long-standing support of and great enthusiasm for Lawndale’s Design Fair (formerly 20th Century Modern Market). Design Fair is a beloved part of Houston’s Spring calendar and is made extra-special by visitors, patrons and participants like you!

The past six months have proved to be an exciting time of change and transition for Lawndale: in September, the organization welcomed me as its Executive Director; in January, the Board welcomed new Chair Jeryn Woodard Mayer and new Vice Chair Tim Kollatschny. These changes have prompted us to reflect on the ways that Lawndale can best contribute to the dialogue and exhibition of modern and contemporary design objects in the most exciting way possible.

This reflection is on-going and has led to our decision to postpone the 2016 Design Fair. While we are disappointed not to engage with you in this capacity at this time, we look forward to welcoming you to Lawndale throughout the calendar year.

If you have any questions or would like to share any ideas, please be in touch with me directly at

Yours sincerely,
Stephanie Mitchell
Executive Director

Design Fair features examples of cutting-edge contemporary design, 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. 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.

Lawndale Art Center

Lawndale Art Center develops local contemporary artists and the audience for their art.

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