The Bayou City Art Festival is ranked number six among the nation’s top ten annual
outdoor fine art events by Sunshine Artists Magazine. Sunshine is the leading
ublication for art and craft shows, and their annual rankings are determined by artists
“We’re proud to be ranked among the top ten festivals in the country, and I think it says it a lot about the quality of artwork not only in Houston, but across the nation. It’s important that artists continue to have places to showcase their work, and we’re grateful to be able to provide it,” said Plumbar.
Known for its serene, natural environment, the outdoor festival has become one of the most highly anticipated spring events, offering arts, crafts, entertainment and more for the entire family.
This year’s featured artist is Gregory Arth, whose signature style of art is known as Sculptural Cubism which started in the 1980’s with a focus on famous faces. His featured artwork for this year is a part of his tree series, which is inspired by the old oak trees on his property that surround his home and studio, some of which are well over 100 years old.
Changes at the festival this year include replacing the entertainment stage with access to more green space and intimate, streetstyle performances by local artists. For the second year at the spring festival, Houston’s favorite food trucks will be on site, adding to the wide assortment of food and beverage options. To enhance the parking experience, all patrons will be able to park at Northwest Mall, where a shuttle service to the park will be provided.
Returning this year is The Middle School Art Competition and The Emerging Artist Program, which is offered to enrolled Houston area high school students and offers artistic teams the opportunity to create and display large scale, 3D, site specific, outdoor public art works. Both programs have been broken records this year, with total applications exceeding 300 students, a record high.
Tickets available at artcolonyassociation.org
About Bayou City Art Festival:
Now in its 44th year, the Art Colony Association Inc. has raised millions of dollars for local nonprofit programs through the festivals. Proceeds from the events go back into the community through Art Colony Association’s nonprofit partners. The Festivals are funded in part by grants from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, corporate sponsorships, private contributions, inkind support.