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Bayou City Art Festival

Established in 1972, the Art Colony Association, Inc. (ACA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to producing high-quality art festivals and events to provide financial support to local nonprofits. Art Colony Association provides unique art experiences and education for the greater Houston community by bringing diverse artists to urban Bayou City Art Festivals and supports local nonprofit organizations.

For almost five decades, Bayou City Art Festival has helped thousands of Houstonians create fond memories. In order for Bayou City Art Festival to continue its mission for another 50 years, it has launched Save Our Art — One Passion. One Purpose. One Community — a fundraising campaign in partnership with the City of Houston to support the arts and local nonprofit partners. Individuals and corporations can ensure the Bayou City Art Festival’s return to Memorial Park and downtown Houston and its programming in the community by committing to donate and participating in the many upcoming fundraising events.

For updates on social media, follow the official event hashtag #HouArtFest, like the Facebook page, or follow on Twitter and Instagram. You can also subscribe to the newsletter here.

Tune into Art Talk, a virtual happy hour series, from 6-7 pm via YouTube and Facebook Live. Through October, Bayou City Art Festival invites you to pour yourself your favorite beverage and participate in an interactive conversation, art trivia for chances to win prizes, and a Q&A with inspiring artists.

The Bayou City Art Virtual Experience is October 5-11, 2020. You will have the chance to bid on art, shop and purchase art directly from 300 artists, learn hands-on kids activities, and watch art and food demonstrations while listening to your favorite festival performances. There will be more exciting details to come.