Art enthusiasts swarmed to Downtown Houston October 8 and October 9 for the 45th Annual Bayou City Art Festival. Over 15,000 festival patrons, non-profit partners, volunteers, and 300 artists from all over the world took over the surrounding area of City Hall, Hermann Square, Houston Public Library, Sam Houston Park, and adjacent streets. The weekend festival raised more than $200,000 while patrons enjoyed perfect fall weather under the Downtown Houston skyline and had the opportunity to purchase unique art.

The Bayou City Art Festival is produced by the Art Colony Association Inc. (ACA) and as one of the top festivals in the U.S., it featured music from DJ Mark Towns, 10 food trucks, numerous food vendors, Stella Artois Art Bar, performance artists, gigantic bubbles with Hilary Scullane, Imprint Poetry Buskers, and much more. Painting the town with her talent was the festival’s featured artist Dania Olivares, a 3-D mixed media artist from McAllen, TX. The rising talent artist included Arnulfo Morales, Dmitry Nevozhary and Richard Torres. Saturday attendees enjoyed free entrance to the Heritage Society’s art exhibit onsite as well.

The festival was made possible with the support of Artshound, BB&T, City of Houston, David Frank Design, Direct Energy, Houston Art Alliance, Post Oak Energy Capital, Power Home Remodeling Group, Renewal by Anderson, State Farm Insurance, Stella Artois, Verts Mediterranean Grill and Winpark. 

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