Bayou City Art Festival Announces Featured Artist for 50th Annual Downtown Festival: Cindy Olmes

Style Magazine Newswire | 6/1/2022, 12:06 p.m.

Bayou City Art Festival, produced by the Art Colony Association, Inc., announced the 50th Annual Bayou City Art Festival Downtown featured artist is Cindy Olmes, a mixed media artist from Cincinnati. Olmes along with 250 artists from around the country, representing 19 different disciplines, will showcase their art at Bayou City Art Festival Downtown on Saturday-Sunday, October 8-9, 2022.

Olmes’ work reflects her lifelong interest in the mystery and power of women, which has been her primary subject matter for over 30 years. Her current series of female figurative imageries are made with decorative paper and acrylic paint. Each woman is created layer upon layer from torn and cut paper and paint. The process is intricate and involves re-drawing and pattern making.

Her work and the process itself speak to the idea that everyone is created by individual and unique cultural experiences happening over time. Much like her artwork, Olmes believes humans are one and many pieces of each other in a never-ending tapestry.

Olmes received a Bachelor of Fine Art from The Art Academy of Cincinnati and has worked in many different mediums including printmaking, pastel, oil, and acrylic.

Located in Sam Houston Park and along Allen Parkway, Bayou City Art Festival will celebrate 50 years of providing unique art experiences and education for the greater Houston area, while supporting local organizations and promoting the impact that art has on the Houston community. As one of the top art festivals in the country, the outdoor gallery provides patrons with the opportunity to meet artists, view original works, and purchase one-of-a-kind art, world-class paintings, prints, jewelry, sculptures, functional art, and more. The festival features two entertainment stages, a food truck park, beverage stations throughout the festival, and art installations. Guests will enjoy Houston’s skyline views while enjoying the festival’s wine garden, craft beer garden, and Art Bar. In the Active Imagination Zone, the festival’s nonprofit partners will host hands-on art activities for all ages.

In addition, the Bayou City Art Festival is premiering the new Collegiate Art Collective, a collection of art composed of six Houston-area college art students. Collegiate Art Collective artists will represent their school’s art program, meet with potential art collectors and buyers, participate in one of the top juried art festivals in the country, and be part of Bayou City Art Festival’s 50th Anniversary celebration.

For the ultimate art lover, Bayou City Art Festival will offer a limited availability VIP ticket experience, which will include a tented oasis with light bites, and complimentary beer, wine, and other beverages. The relaxing setting under a canopy of trees will feature roaming musicians, artistic décor, a phone charging station, and more. VIPs will receive all-day access to the VIP area, along with VIP parking.

A portion of the proceeds from Bayou City Art Festival Downtown will benefit the festival’s nonprofit partners. Online early bird tickets will be available on August 1, 2022, at Online pre-purchased tickets are required to enter the festival. Tickets will not be sold at the gate and can only be purchased online.

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