Midtown Houston’s first Father’s Day Market offers meaningful gift giving

Midtown Houston will host their first Father’s Day Market featuring a range of unique and affordable gifts in one convenient location. Shoppers will be able to browse the event’s offerings on Friday, June 9th from 11am to 7pm at Bagby Park located at 415 Gray St. The market is designed to help locals find a truly special gift for dad without having to stray too far from home. Numerous artists and vendors will show off wares like dapper accessories and original art.

Key participants in the market will be Harambee Art Gallery and Bug in the Box. Harambee Art Gallery is a treasured pillar of the Houston creative community that supports eco-consciousness and artistic expression. They will showcase art and hand-painted ties from environmental artist Charles Washington, perfect for enlivening dad’s office or work space. Bug in the Box will provide pieces from their framed insect and butterfly collection. Their ethically-sourced, handmade insect shadowboxes will delight any dad who appreciates quirkiness and the natural world.

“We’ve created this Father’s Day Market because we know that finding a meaningful gift for dad can be time-consuming and surprisingly difficult,” said Cynthia Alvarado, operations manager of Midtown Management District. “A pop-up market was the obvious answer to this problem, especially in a community like Midtown Houston where many residents use alternative forms of transportation and would benefit from shopping that they can walk or bike to easily.”

Other notable features of Midtown Houston’s Father’s Day Market will be Topgolf’s swing analysis, branded tents and details on their summer golf program. They will also take reservations for visits to the Topgolf facility so that dad can better understand and improve his golfing technique. Additional products at the market will include 3D pop art metal sculptures from Yes We Create It, drawings and paintings from artist Joel Stanulonis, modern stainless steel cufflinks from Reverse Cufflinks and fine cigars from The Smoke Ring. Prices will range from $10 and up to satisfy a variety of budgets and special attention will be given to Father’s Day appropriate packaging.

Houston popsicle vendor Kicpops will be serving organically sweetened, handcrafted treats to keep shoppers cool throughout the day. Food and drinks will be available for purchase at Rico’s Morning + Noon + Night, which is situated on the corner of Gray St. and Bagby St., at Bagby Park. More information is available at midtownhouston.com. To schedule interviews contact Ashley Small at [email protected] or 281-827-3419.

About Midtown Houston

Midtown Houston is comprised of three organizations; Midtown Redevelopment Authority / Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone No. 2, Midtown Management District and Midtown Parks Conservancy. The organizations share the common vision of shaping Midtown Houston into a thriving, pedestrian-friendly, “new urban” community beyond the ability of individual property owners or businesses within the district. Midtown Houston holds the Texas Commission on the Arts esteemed Cultural Arts and Entertainment District designation.