Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park is Back This Friday, Saturday and Sunday!
Iconic art festival celebrates 50 years at Memorial Park March 25-27, 2022
Style Magazine Newswire | 3/21/2022, 12:45 p.m.
The Art Colony Association, Inc. (ACA), the producer of the Bayou City Art Festival, will transform Memorial Park into a vivid outdoor gallery and an interactive art event along S. Picnic Loop from Friday through Sunday, March 25-27, 2022, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The 50th Annual Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park will spotlight the festival’s featured artist Daryl Thetford, a mixed media artist from Chattanooga, TN., along with 300 artists from across the country. As the premier outdoor art festival in the U.S., Bayou City Art Festival will provide patrons with the opportunity to personally meet artists, view original works, and purchase artwork from 19 art disciplines including world-class paintings, prints, jewelry, sculptures and more at prices for everyone.
Guests are invited to enjoy a walk at the park while experiencing a Stella Artois Main Stage, a KPRC 2 Hitch Stage, a food truck park, a craft beer garden, La Crema Experience Wine Tasting, as well as additional entertainers throughout the festival. In the Active Imagination Zone, guests of all ages can play with oversized bubbles, visit with caricature artist Bonnie Blue, and create art with the festival’s nonprofit partners. To spread joy and show appreciation for healthcare workers HCA Houston Healthcare will be back again with an interactive community art project.
An exhibition of student artwork composed of the top 30 finalists from the 9th Annual Middle School Art Competition will also be featured. ACA will host an award ceremony for the students, and their families, and present awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, as well as recognizing the winner of the 2022 "Dawn Clevenger Honorary People’s Choice Award" on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at 1 p.m.
A portion of the proceeds from the 50th Annual Bayou City Art Festival Memorial will benefit the festival’s nonprofit partners including ArtReach, A Cause to Give Us Paws, Fresh Arts, Orange Show For Visionary Art, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and The Women’s Fund for Health Education and Resiliency.
For the ultimate art lover, Bayou City Art Festival is offering a limited availability VIP Hospitality Lounge presented by Frost Bank, which will include complimentary light bites, beer, wine, and other refreshments. The relaxing setting will feature roaming musicians, artistic décor, a phone charging station, and more. VIPs receive access from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. to the VIP area, along with VIP parking. VIP tickets are available online for $65 and include a shuttle pass.
Online general admission tickets are available online at www.bayoucityartfestival.com for $18 for adults, $5 for children 6-12, and children under five are free. Online pre-purchased tickets are required to enter the festival. Tickets will not be sold at the gate and can only be purchased online.
On-site parking for the festival is not available. Complimentary secured parking will be provided for all festival ticket holders at Northwest Mall located at 555 NW Mall, Houston 77092. Guests can purchase a parking shuttle pass for transportation to and from the festival site. A round trip shuttle ride is $5 online and children 12 and under rides free. Masks are required while riding the shuttle bus.
Sponsors for the 50th Annual Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park include City of Houston, Houston Arts Alliance, KPRC, Stella Artois, Advantage BMW Midtown, HCA Houston Healthcare, Frost Bank, Evamor, La Crema, Green Mountain Energy, Renewal by Andersen, Xfinity and New Connections. In-kind Sponsors include Hampton Inn & Suites, Glassell School of Art, Jerry’s Artarama, SDC Builds, and Shipley Do-Nuts. Friends of the Festival include Lions Club Houston Northwest, Brivic Media, HomeLight, Michel Muylle, Simmons Fletcher, P.C., and Lara Bell.
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