Festival showcases local artists

September 5, 2017 by  

The 46th annual Bayou City Art Festival is taking place next month for a weekend, and is a presentation of the Art Colony Association.

The festival will feature over 300 artists from all over Texas in 19 separate disciplines, such as ceramics, painting, jewelry, and pottery. This year’s featured artist will be Tony Parana, a mixed-media artist originally from Brazil.

The finalists of the Middle School Art Competition will have their works showcased during the show. The top three receive prizes and there is also a special People’s Choice award.

There will be several creative zones set up, including the Children’s Creative Zone that will feature art activities and musical entertainment.

In addition to the artists, there will be musical entertainment taking place at Memorial Park. Among this year’s performers are DJ Mark Towns, Tino and Jose, and Living Vine. There will also be performances from groups such as the Bella Donna Dance Company and Cirque du Soleil.

Food trucks and concessions will be on hand at this popular Houston festive, the likes of which organizers often hire a marketing services company to advertise.

The Bayou City Art Festival will be held from October 14 to 15. Admission is $12 for adults and $5 for children between the ages of 6 and 12, while a two-day pass is $20 and a family pass is $30. Call 713-521-0133 to learn more.