October 13 - October 14
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Downtown Houston

The Art Colony Association, Inc. (ACA) will celebrate 47 years of fine art and giving back to local non-profits as it spotlights 300 artists at Bayou City Art Festival in Downtown Houston, Saturday and Sunday, October 13 – 14, 2018, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

The sophisticated gallery will transform the streets of Downtown into artistic avenues bursting with colors and culture. As one of the top outdoor fine art festivals in the U.S., the weekend festival will provide guests with the opportunity to see and purchase unique, custom art under the iconic Houston skyline. Bayou City Art Festival Downtown will benefit local non-profits and feature live music in front of City Hall and throughout the festival along with entertainment, beverage stations, food trucks and much more for patrons to enjoy. In the Children’s Creative Zone, the festival’s non-profit partners will host art activities for all ages and include a cool interactive place to hang out.

“The ambience at our fall festival is particularly special as it allows patrons to walk the vibrant streets of Downtown and find extraordinary works of art in every corner,” said Joe Pogge, President of Art Colony Association. “We value our partnership with everyone that has helped us give back to worthy causes, but especially the City of Houston as it allows us to showcase world-class art in the heart of Downtown.”

Celebrating 47 years since the founding of the Westheimer Art Festival, now known as Bayou City Art Festival, ACA has provided a venue for over 20,000 artists to showcase their work to thousands of art lovers from all over the world. Every year, a new jury selects participating artists, some new and some returning. This helps create a fresh and different festival year after year.

Saturday & Sunday, October 13 – 14, 2018
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.


Downtown Houston
901 Bagby St.
Houston, TX 77002


$12 online and $15 at the gate

About Bayou City Art Festival:
Entering its 47th year in 2018, the Art Colony Association has raised more than $3.6 million for local non-profit programs through the festivals. A percentage of the proceeds support local art organizations and nonprofits. The Festivals are funded in part by grants from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, corporate sponsorships, private contributions, in-kind support and volunteer assistance. Volunteer and sponsorship opportunities are available.

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