Enjoy art al fresco this weekend at the 45th Annual Bayou City Art Festival in Downtown

Bayou City Arts Festival | Photo courtesy of the Art Colony Association

Browse works from artists across the country this weekend while enjoying bites, drinks, and live music at the 45th Bayou City Art Festival in Downtown this Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9, 2016.

Now in it is 45th year, the Bayou City Art Festival is once again bringing fine art from around the country for their family-friendly, two-day outdoor festival in Downtown which attracts more than 20,000 visitors each year.

Organized by the good folks at Art Colony Association, the outdoor festival will feature works from more than 300 artists on display and for sale this Saturday and Sunday under the iconic Houston skyline. The artwork spans many different mediums and disciplines, including clay, glass, metal, leather, wood, mixed media, and photography.

The event also showcases featured artist Dania Olivares, a McAllen, TX born mixed media artist best known for her work with recycled materials. A self-taught artist, Olivares’ unique and colorful work represents the diverse, eclectic community of all participating artists.

Entertainment for All Ages

In addition to the diverse artwork on display this weekend, attendees will enjoy live music, kids activities in the Creative Zone, tasty bites from popular Houston food trucks and vendors, and beer and wine at the festival bar.

Festival-goers are also allowed to bring lawn chairs, blankets, sunscreen, mosquito spray, hats, sunglasses, and shades. Attendees are encouraged to wear loose-fitting clothing and comfortable shoes. No pets will be allowed on the festival grounds.

Photo courtesy of the Art Colony Association

About Bayou City Art Festival & The Art Colony Association

Now in its 45th year, the Art Colony Association has raised more than $35 million for local nonprofit programs through its Fall festivals in Downtown and Spring festivals in Memorial Park. This collaborative nonprofit puts 100% of proceeds back into the community through its 16 nonprofit partners.

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. Click here for more information.

45th Annual Bayou City Art Festival in Downtown

  • Dates: Saturday, October 8 to Sunday, October 9, 2016
  • Times: Saturday and Sunday 10am to 6pm 
  • Location: Houston City Hall, 901 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77002
  • Parking: Free street parking and paid lot parking is available around the festival which surrounds City Hall, Hermann Square, Houston Public Library, Sam Houston Park, and adjacent streets. METRO is available for your transportation needs. Click here for more information on routes and schedules.
  • Admission: Tickets are $17 for ages 13 and older ($17 at the gate); $5 for ages 5 to 12; free for children 4 and under. Two-Day passes are on sale for $25 and Family passes (two adults and two children) are $35. Discounted tickets for Veterans and Seniors will be available at the gate. Donations are also being accepted online. Click here to purchase tickets online.
Photo courtesy of the Art Colony Association

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