Houston Via Colori®

When we look at Houston sidewalks, we see bricks and concrete. The folks behind Houston Via Colori® see an empty canvas. For this year’s art festival, some 200 artists will create sidewalk masterpieces. Nationally invited artists are depicting images from iconic Houston industries such as energy, buildings and architecture, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, aerospace and technology, and the performing and visual arts. Along with watching the artists, visitors will enjoy live music performances, a scavenger hunt (new this year), wine, food and even dirty car art masterpieces on MINI models. Kids can blast sand art and create their own works of art. Oh, and don’t worry about missing the Texans’ game. It will be playing on the big screen. Proceeds benefit the Center for Hearing and Speech.

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Hermann Square, City Hall, 900 Smith. For information, call 713-523-3633 or visit centerhearingandspeech.org. Free.
Sat., Nov. 23, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 24, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 2013

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