Artists to color the streets of Houston

October 21, 2017 by  

The Houston Via Colori Street Painting Festival is taking place over two days next month. It is a fundraiser for the Center for Hearing and Speech.

The theme of this year’s festival is ‘70 Years in Color’ which is in reference to the 70th anniversary of the Center for Hearing and Speech.

Over 200 artists from all over the United States and the world will be showcasing their talents on the streets of Houston. Most of them will be creating the street paintings while the public watches.

In addition to the amazing works of art, there will also be three stages providing daylong entertainment. Among those confirmed for this year’s festival are The Mighty Orq, Emile Cole, Alex Riddle, and the Campfire Soul Band. There will also be a wine lounge, cornhole and other games, a photo booth, and an Instagram contest.

A Family Zone will be set up at the Houston Public Library, at which there are set to be balloon animals, face painting, and chalk games. Children can also create their own street paintings with a bag of chalk for $10.

Flyers and other advertising materials are often distributed throughout Houston to spread the word about festivals like this.

The Houston Via Colori Street Painting Festival will be held at Hermann Square from November 18 to 19, beginning at 10:00 AM each day. Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the gate, and VIP tickets are also available. Call 713-523-3633 for more information.