Bayou City Art Festival - Memorial Park

With the work of more than 300 artists in one place, you might need a focal point at this week's massive Bayou City Art Festival - Memorial Park to prevent any visual overload. A good one is featured artist Vic Lee, whose dreamy, surrealistic painting Waiting to Fly, created specifically for the festival, shows a young woman riding a bull near a gleaming Houston skyline. Lee is a bit of a philosopher when it comes to art - "I can't help but believe that within us all is a messenger in search of a delivery system," he's said. It certainly seems as if he's found his. And thinking about the festival's hundreds of pieces of sculpture, photography, paintings and drawings can make an art lover hungry, so there are plenty of restaurant stops (including wine cafes) as well as performing arts stations and an interactive children's art zone. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Memorial Park, South Picnic Lane. For information, call 713-521-0133 or visit www.bayoucityartfestival.com. $10.
Fridays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Starts: March 26. Continues through March 28, 2010
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