Bayou City Art Festival Announces Fall Downtown Nonprofit Partners

Bayou City Art Festival, produced by Art Colony Association, Inc. (ACA), will return to Downtown Houston and benefit six local nonprofit partners for the 50th Annual Bayou City Art Festival Downtown on Saturday and Sunday, October 8-9, 2022, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Each nonprofit will benefit from a portion of the proceeds from the event, provide volunteers, and has the option to host a crafting station in the Active Imagination Zone. The six nonprofit partners benefiting from the 50th Annual Bayou City Art Festival Downtown include:

“With a long history of providing unique art experiences and art education in Houston, we are honored to again give back directly to the Houston community through our partnerships,” said Kelly Batterson, Executive Director of ACA. “The impact that Bayou City Art Festival has on Houston would not be possible without the support from sponsors, artists, and volunteers.”

The outdoor gallery will take over Sam Houston Park along Allen Parkway. Patrons can meet with artists, view original works, and purchase one-of-a-kind art, world-class paintings, prints, jewelry, sculptures, functional art, and more. This year’s featured artist is Cindy Olmes, a mixed media artist from Ohio.

The weekend festival will feature two entertainment stages, a food truck park, beverage stations throughout the festival, and a Chef’s Table – an intimate culinary arts and tasting experience featuring local chefs. Guests will enjoy Houston’s skyline views while enjoying the festival’s wine garden, craft beer garden, and Art Bar. Bayou City Art Festival will also premiere a new Collegiate Art Collective, a collection of art composed of the top five Houston-area college art students.

For the ultimate art lover, Bayou City Art Festival will offer a limited availability VIP Hospitality Lounge presented by Frost Bank, which will include complimentary light bites, beer, wine, and other refreshments. The relaxing setting under a canopy of trees will feature roaming musicians, artistic décor, a phone charging station, and more. VIPs will receive access from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. to the VIP area, and VIP parking.

Online early bird tickets are available at for $15 for adults, $5 for children 6-12, and children under five are free. Adult tickets purchased after September 24, 2022, are $18. VIP tickets are $70. 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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