More than 300 artists in 19 mediums encompassing fine arts and crafts are showcased in this popular outdoor festival. Memorial Park morphs into a colorful scene where shoppers can find anything from paintings and sculptures to housewares, jewelry and wearable art. As the panel of jurors changes every year, guests can expect new vendors every year. Adding to the fun are food stations, wine and beer, an interactive zone for children and adults, and a performance stage that features local music and dance troupes.
This year's featured artist is Gregory Arth, whose signature style of art is known as Sculptural Cubism inspired by the 1980s with a focus on famous faces. He also works in a more traditional style that he refers to as his snapshot paintings. Arth is based in Colleyville and has participated in the Bayou City Art Festival for the past seven years.
Changes at the festival this year include replacing the entertainment stage with access to more green space and intimate, street-style performances by local artists. For the second year at the spring festival, Houston's favorite food trucks will be on site, adding to the wide assortment of food and beverage options. To enhance the parking experience, all patrons will be able to park at Northwest Mall, where a shuttle service to the park will be provided.