The Art Colony Association, Inc. (ACA), the producer of the Bayou City Art Festivals and a nonprofit dedicated to supporting Houston community nonprofit organizations, will announce the top 30 finalists for its 7th Annual Middle School Art Competition at the “Art in the Middle” reception on Saturday, February 9, 2019, at 2 p.m. at Spring Street Studios located at 1824 Spring Street, Houston, TX 77007.
The Middle School Art Competition is an education initiative offered by ACA. Students in grades 5th– 8th from Houston area private schools, charter schools, and public independent school districts are eligible to participate. The art contest offers middle school students the opportunity to participate in a 2-D juried competition, have their art displayed in public, interact with working artists, and win prizes for themselves and their school’s art program.
The public along with students, parents, teachers and district representatives are invited to attend the “Art in the Middle” reception and view artwork from more than 900 students. During the reception, working artists will speak to the students about exploring their creativity in the arts. Lite bites and refreshments will be served. The students’ artwork will also be in exhibition at Spring Street Studios from Wednesday, February 6 through Saturday, February 9, 2019.
The top 30 finalists will display their art at Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park on March 29-31, 2019. The finalists’ artwork will also be posted for web-based voting to determine the “People’s Choice Award”. Online voting will take place Monday, February 18 through Monday, March 4, 2019 at Additionally, the finalists will receive tickets to the Memorial Park festival and a finalist award ribbon.
ACA will announce 1st, 2nd and 3rd place along with the winner of the “People’s Choice Award” at a special reception at Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park on Sunday, March 31, 2019,at 1 p.m.
Art in the Middle Reception
Saturday, February 9, 2019
2-4 p.m.
Spring Street Studios
1824 Spring Street
Houston, TX 77007
About Bayou City Art Festival:
Entering its 48th year in 2019, the Art Colony Association has raised $3.6 million for local nonprofit 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. For more information, please visit