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Heartmade Harvest Market: Making a Change in the Heart of Downtown

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In the heart of downtown Houston, experience the Heartmade Harvest Market, an outdoor event with nearly 70 vendors benefitting Hoof Prints and Heart Beats, a volunteer-run organization that offers free equine therapy and equine-enhanced counseling to children and adults with special needs. The market will feature artwork, jewelry, apparel, home goods, and more. 

The Houston Downtown Management District has partnered with Tracy Carlson Photography and Crush Design Co. to bring a fun, free-to-attend event to the heart of Houston.  Happening on Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., visitors will have the chance to peruse the many vendor booths. The event will feature a variety of booths from LH Candle Studio, Porchworks Houston, Dandelion Glass Art, and many other local vendors.

The market began in spring 2016 and from its beginning, the market has grown to be a popular event for art, food, and community outreach. The fall market will be the first of its kind and debut a music portion along with food truck fare, a paint-by-number mural station, and characters from the H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade.

The market offers something for everyone while strengthening Houston’s community. Booth fees go directly toward charity, so artists may offer sales knowing their artwork is becoming  “heartwork”. Each year is a different charity, too. This year the market supports Hoof Prints and Heart Beats, free rehabilitation and therapeutic riding for physically challenged individuals and people who suffer from disorders such as autism, ADD, ADHD, Asperger’s Syndrome, and eating disorders. The market also will support donations for Equine Enhanced Counseling for post-traumatic stress disorder, trauma, and addiction recovery.

Heartmade Harvest Market combines community and charity, making it an easily enjoyable event. Experience art, music, and food in the heart of downtown all while making a change in Houston’s community, one sale at a time.

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All Photos Courtesy of Morris Malakoff.

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