Some 300 artists, working in 19 different media, will have works on display. This years featured artist is self-taught painter and printmaker Kreg Yingst. Combining illusion and science (interests that run in the family his grandfather was a magician and his father was a mathematician), Yingst creates paintings and prints that focus on perspective and optical illusions.
Shows by String Theory and other performing arts troupes are on the schedule, along with plenty to eat and drink. (If youre still wondering about the fundraising part, over the years, the fest has raised more than $2.6 million for local nonprofits.) 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Hermann Square, 901 Bagby. For information, call 713-521-0133 or visit wwww.-bayoucityartfestival.com. Free to $12.
Sat., Oct. 8; Sun., Oct. 9, 2011