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Stunning 47th Bayou City Art Festival Downtown
Stunning 47th Bayou City Art Festival Downtown

One of the most iconic art festivals in the city of Houston is to be celebrated during this month. The Bayou City Art Festival is an arts festival held biannually by the Art Colony Association in Houston, Texas. The festival is held in Memorial Park in the spring and in Downtown Houston in the fall.

Art Colony Association provides unique art experiences and education for the greater Houston community by bringing diverse artists to urban Bayou City Art Festivals and supports local non-profit organizations. This festival has raised 3.6 million dollars in support of local nonprofit organizations. The Festivals are funded in part by grants from the City of Houston and through Houston Arts Alliance. 

 

This festival takes place twice a year specifically on the dates of spring and autumn. the tickets have a cost of $ 12 pre-sale online and $ 15 sale on the spot. Depending on the date on which you attend this festival, the atmosphere will be different, as we have mentioned, the location varies depending on the date it is celebrated.

The biggest by Attendant statistics is the one held in spring at Memorial Park, full of people the environment is noisier and more active, with a bigger range of artist, styles, and appetizers.

In fall, it is celebrated more outdoors in the downtown area, you feel a warmer and freer environment.

 


The Art Colony Association originated in 1971 when it was known as the Westheimer Colony Association. A collective effort of Lower Westheimer businesses formed an arts & crafts gathering as part of a beautification of the neighborhood, where the Westheimer Colony Art Festival was born. The art festival included a juried art exhibit featuring works from artists both local and national, and the proceeds from the art exhibit benefited Houston-based charities, community organizations and arts groups, such as the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.

Shortly after the art festival began, a collective street fair evolved around its grounds which would later become the Westheimer Street Festival. By the late 1980s, the Westheimer Art Festival began to distance itself from the growing street festival, eventually resulting in a legal dispute in 1992 between the Westheimer Colony Association and the organizers of the street festival over the rights of The Original Westheimer Street Fest Inc. and the community organizers to charge an admission fee.

In 1993, the Westheimer Art Festival moved from its Montrose/Neartown venue on Westheimer Road to a Downtown location on Main Street and Calhoun. By 1997, the festival debuted as the Bayou City Art Festival at the Memorial Park location for its spring event, and the Westheimer Colony Association had changed its name to the Art Colony Association.
 

300 or more artists will make their spotlight by exhibiting their peculiar artistic pieces in more than 19 different disciplines. every piece will be unique and will tell a different story, a great mix of everything from sculptures to photographers. 

There even a Kid Zone booths to make it bearable for the little ones, where all the kids get to make art with texture, painting, superhero capes, puppy bags, and other safe materials.

This weekend festival is a sophisticated outdoor gallery under the iconic Houston skyline, transforming the streets into artistic avenues bursting with color. Patrons can enjoy music, entertainment, food trucks, and the Children’s Creative Zone. Assist this Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th.
 

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