Houston’s annual Bayou City Art Festival is set to take place October 12-13 from 10:00-6:00 in downtown, in front of City Hall and around Hermann Square, Tranquility Park, and Sam Houston Park. The festival features a wide array of art media, including sculpture, painting, leather work, printmaking, photography, digital art, glass, jewelry, and a host of others. Three hundred artists from around the nation will participate, with Syd Moen serving as the featured artist. Syd is a Houston native and her series entitled “Little Planets” features Houston and Galveston landmarks transformed into spherical panorama.
Tickets for the Bayou City Art Festival are $15 for adults and $3 for kids under twelve. Children under 3 years old are free. You can purchase tickets in advance at www.bayoucityartfestival.com. Parking information is also available on the website, and it would be wise to check it out before you get in the car. There are ten parking garages surrounding the festival that will be available for art patrons.
If you don’t think attending the festival is enough to get your art fix, plan on buying tickets to the Art Heist fundraising event on October 12, where patrons can enjoy a catered meal and adult beverage and get a chance to win one of the donated works of art. Tickets start at $100 for a single guest and go all the way up to $25,000 for the most high-end table for twelve with tons of extra swanky perks and a guaranteed art win. For $75 you can attend the event but not be entered in the art drawing.
For more information, please visit: www.bayoucityartfestival.com