Browse a sophisticated outdoor gallery under the iconic Houston skyline at the two-day Bayou City Art Festival Downtown on Saturday, October 10 and Sunday, October 11, 2015.
Spend a day checking out the stunning, surprising and sublime works of more than 350 juried artists as the Downtown streets around City Hall come alive with colorful art at the 44th edition of this signature Houston event.
All artists, include this year’s featured artist Sculptor Harold Siefert, will have their works on display, spanning 19 different creative mediums, including clay, digital, pastels, textiles and fibers, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, 2-D and 3-D mixed media, acrylic and oil paintings, watercolors, photography, printmaking and sculpture.
There will also be kids activities and games. Although welcome both days, kids ages 12 and under are admitted free on Sunday. All areas of the festival are accessible for strollers, wagons and wheelchairs on both days.
Dogs and other pets should be left comfortably at home, unless they are service animals with the proper identification.
Eats & Drinks
Festival goers can enjoy tasty bites from some of Houston’s most popular food vendors and food trucks, plus enjoy drinks at the Stella Artois Art Bar and beverage booths throughout the festival grounds.
Food vendors include Brooks Family BBQ, Linda Chan’s Concessions, Crescent City Catfish, Boomtown Coffee and Nothing Bundt Cakes.
Food trucks on hand will include Coreanos, Cousins Maine Lobster, The Gypsy Wagon, Pho-jita Fusion, The Burger Joint, Golden Grill, Happing Endings Asian Fusion, Koagie Hots and the Waffle Bus.
About Featured Artist Harold Siefert
Although always drawn to the shaping technique of sculpture, Harold Siefert came to art by way of a 17-year career in finance at Chase Bank. In 2000, he enrolled in several classes at the Glassell School of Art, experimenting with different mediums and ultimately fell in love with bronze. Though a difficult and time-consuming medium to work with, he creates with no preliminary sketches and the finished piece is often an evolution of his original inspiration.
One of his most whimsical series, the Home-Bodies, was created following the death of his father. He drew inspiration from the birdhouses his father had throughout the yard of their home, combined with the attributes of his close friends and formed them into personalized Home-Bodies.
Bayou City Art Festival Downtown 2015
- Dates: Saturday, October 10 and Sunday, October 11, 2015
- Times: 10am to 6pm both days
- Location: Surrounding City Hall and Hermann Square, 900 Smith St, Houston, TX 77002
- Parking: Click here for parking information.
- Admission: $15 day pass ages 13 and up, $5 day pass ages 3 to 12. Free for kids 2 and under; $65 VIP day pass with access to the VIP lounge, complimentary lunch, drinks and luxury portacans. Click here to order tickets.
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