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When is the festival?
Saturday & Sunday, October 13 & 14, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where is the festival?
Set against the backdrop of downtown Houston’s skyline -- in front of City Hall and around Hermann Square on the streets of Walker, Bagby and McKinney, as well as Sam Houston and Tranquility Parks.
Where do I park?
Where do I buy tickets?
- $12 for adults
- Children 12 and under are free!
What type of art will be at the festival?
At Bayou City Art Festivals, we work diligently each year to make sure we offer something for everyone! 300 artists from around the nation will feature fine juried art from the following media formats:
- Clay (decorative and functional)
- Digital (not photography)
- Furniture (functional)
- Mixed media 2-D
- Mixed media 3-D
- Painting (acrylic or oil)
- Painting (watercolor)
- Photography (digital or computer manipulated)
- Photography (traditional)
- Sculpture (3-D)
Who is this year’s featured artist?
Charlie Hardwick, a Houston-based legally blind artist whose stunning and colorful posters have been used to promote everything from products to rock concerts for bands like Radiohead, Metallica, James Brown, U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers and dozens of others.
Visit www.charliehardwick.com to learn more about the Downtown featured artist!
What nonprofit organizations benefit from the proceeds of the festival?
Proceeds from the festival benefit local area nonprofit partners. Over the past 40 years, the Bayou City Art Festivals have raised more than $2.6 million for nonprofit organizations in the Greater Houston area.
The 2011 partners are: Art League Houston, Bering Omega Community Services, Buffalo Bayou Partnership, City ArtWorks, Downtown YMCA, FotoFest, Heritage Society, HCP (Houston Center for Photography), Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Lawndale Art Center, MECA (Multicultural Education & Counseling through the Arts), MFAH (Museum of Fine Arts, Houston), MOCAH (Museum of Cultural Arts Houston), Oh! (Opera in the Heights), Orange Show Center for Visionary Art, Several Dancers Core, SNAP (Spay & Neuter Assistance Program), and SPARK.
What organizations sponsor the festival?
The Bayou City Art Festivals would not be a success without our generous sponsors:
Capital One Bank, Apache Corporation, Broadway Across America, Cadillac, City of Houston, Community Coffee, Costco, Culturemap, Fast Frame, Finger Furniture, Gexa Energy, Glacial, Icelandic, Houston Arts Alliance, Houston Chronicle, Kolache Factory, KTRK 13, Memorial Park Conservancy, My Fit Foods, New York Times, Omni Hotel, Parks Department, Pinot's Palette, Silver Eagle / Select 55, Silverleaf Resorts, Sweet Leaf Tea, Texas Monthly, TMS Transportation, Wine and Food Week
Who produces the Bayou City Art Festivals?
- Art Colony Association, a 501c(3) organization
- Kelly Kindred, Executive Director
- Laura Veale, Artist Relations Manager
- Joe McKinney, Community Relations Manager
Has this festival won awards?
Bayou City Art Festival Downtown is the nation’s premier fall outdoor fine art event. The Festival has been ranked in AmericanStyle Magazine's "TOP 10 Festivals" for the past two years, was listed in Sunshine Artist's "200 Best List" for the past two years, "Best Art Gallery in Houston" by readers of Click2Houston.com and "Best Festival in Houston" the Houston Press "Best of Houston" magazine.
How do I apply to be a part of the festival?
How can I contact the festival’s organizers?
- Call 713-521-0133
- Email general inquires to email@example.com
- Click here for additional contact information <link to http://www.bayoucityartfestival.com/bayou-city-art-festival-contact-information/>