Houston’s signature street art festival returns this spring. The Bayou City Art Festival, a colorful three-day celebration of arts, culture, performance, food, philanthropy, and more, is coming back to Sam Houston Park this spring from March 24 to 26.
“The Bayou City Art Festival will transform Memorial Park into a vivid outdoor gallery and an interactive art event along South Picnic Loop on Memorial Drive,” the organization wrote in an email.
“The Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park will spotlight the festival’s featured artist Dewey James, a mixed media artist from Minneapolis, MN, along with 300 artists from across the country,” organizers stated.
“As the nation’s premier spring 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.”
In addition to showcasing the artwork of many local artists spanning a multitude of disciplines, the three-day festival is set to feature a weekend of live music, installations, food trucks, and libations.
Features include a four-hole mini putt-putt course, craft beer and wine garden, food truck park, and Energy Active Imagination Zone – all with the breathtaking Houston skyline serving as a backdrop.
The festival will also donate a portion of proceeds to its nonprofit partners including: ArtReach, Fresh Arts, National Alliance on Mental Health Greater Houston, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Second Servings, and The Women’s Fund For Health Education and Resiliency.
General admission area available online for adults priced at $20, $5 for children aged 6 to 12, and free admission for children under five.
The festival will also offer a VIP Hospitality Lounge.Priced at $75, VIP tickets will grant access to the VIP Hospitality Lounge with complimentary refreshments, light eats, and more.
The Bayou City Art Festival takes place from 10 am – 6 pm from March 24 – 26 along South Picnic Loop on Memorial Drive.