Bayou City Art Festival Downtown

Bayou City Art Festival Downtown

Photo courtesy of Bayou City Art Festival


Past Event
Free to $15

Location Info:

Houston City Hall
900 Bagby
Houston, TX  77002
Since moving to Houston ten years ago, mover and shaker Tony Paraná seems to have collaborated with just about everybody in the local art scene, including Fresh Arts, Houston Arts Alliance, War’Hous, Spring Street and Cultured Cocktails. The Montrose Art Society insider also is the featured artist at this year’s Bayou City Art Festival Downtown. Bridget Anderson, executive director of presenter Art Colony Association, Inc., tells us Paraná channels memories and experiences from his time growing up in Brazil, using mixed media to paint flavorful foods and landscapes. A walking feast for the eyes, the festival includes food trucks, vendors, more than 300 artists and tons of musical entertainment. Plus the weather should be nice, as Anderson says she’s been doing her non-rain dance. Insider tip: Tickets are just $10 when purchased at Randall’s.

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and October 15. 901 Bagby. For information, call 713-521-0133 or visit Free to $15.

[Organizer's Description:]

WHAT: The Art Colony Association, Inc. (ACA) will celebrate 46 years of fine art and giving back to local non-profits as it spotlights more than 300 artists at Bayou City Art Festival in Downtown Houston, Saturday and Sunday, October 14 – 15, 2017, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. The sophisticated gallery will transform the streets of Downtown into artistic avenues bursting with colors and culture. As one of the top outdoor fine art festivals in the U.S., the weekend festival will provide guests with the opportunity to see and purchase unique, custom art under the iconic Houston skyline. Bayou City Art Festival Downtown will benefit local non-profits and feature music, food trucks, beverages, entertainment, a Children’s Creative Zone and much more. “We are excited to celebrate a weekend of fine art with thousands of supporters, hundreds of artists and our local non-profit partners,” said Bridget Anderson, Executive Director of Art Colony Association. “Thank you to everyone who has supported the downtown festival and has helped us give back to the Houston community.” Celebrating 46 years since the founding of the Westheimer Art Festival, now known as Bayou City Art Festival, ACA has provided a venue for over 20,000 artists to showcase their work to thousands of art lovers from all over the world. Every year, a new jury selects participating artists, some new and some returning. This helps create a fresh and different festival year after year. For updates on social media, follow the official event hashtag #HouArtFest, like the Facebook page, or follow on Twitter and Instagram. WHEN: Saturday & Sunday, October 14 – 15, 2017 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. WHERE: Downtown Houston 901 Bagby St. Houston, TX 77002 PRICE: $12 online and $15 at the gate for adults, $5 for children 6 – 12; children under five are free. Online tickets will soon be available. About Bayou City Art Festival: Now in its 46th year, the Art Colony Association has raised millions of dollars for local nonprofit programs through the festivals. A percentage of the proceeds support local art organizations and nonprofits. The Festivals are funded in part by grants from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, corporate sponsorships, private contributions, in-kind support and volunteer assistance. For more information, please visit
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