Thousands of Art Lovers Enjoyed Beautiful Weather, Extraordinary Finds, and Downtown Houston at the Bayou City Art Festival

Houston, TX, October 15, 2015 – From Saturday, October 10 to Sunday, October 11, the Bayou City Art Festival was held in Downtown Houston, welcoming over 300 artists from across the country. As one of the top ten outdoor fine art events in the nation, the weekend celebration provided guests with the opportunity to see and purchase unique custom art under the iconic Downtown Houston skyline.

“We wanted to provide Houstonians with a place to come and enjoy the vast, urban, playground that is Downtown Houston,” said Bridget Anderson, Executive Director of the Bayou City Art Festival. “Our festivals give artists and patrons the opportunity to connect in a way that is unmatched and incomparable. Guests walk away with a new piece to add to their collection, in addition to knowing the story behind the piece.”

When the gates closed at 6 p.m. on Sunday, October 12, the festival had nearly 15,000 people in attendance. Festival highlights included the return of The Green Mountain Energy Children’s Creative Zone with non-profit partners, American Diabetes Association, University of Houston Clear Lake, City Art Works, Museum of Fine Arts Houston. For the first time, the festival introduced Kids Free Day on Sunday, October 11, sponsored by Gulfgate Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram.

The KHOU 11 “Rising Artist Avenue” debuted at this year’s downtown festival, providing emerging artists with the opportunity to exhibit and sell their artwork, in many cases for the first time.

The Bayou City Art Festival is now accepting applications for their Memorial Park 2016 festival. Artists can apply at www.artcolonyassociation.org.

High resolution images from the weekend can be downloaded by clicking here. For updates on social media, follow the official event hashtag #HouArtFest, like the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/houstonartfest or follow on Twitter @houstonartfest and Instagram @houstonartfest.

About Bayou City Art Festival:
Now in its 44th year, the Art Colony Association, Inc. has raised millions of dollars for local nonprofit programs through the festivals. Proceeds from the events go back into the community through Art Colony Association’s nonprofit partners, art education outreach programs, and community service organizations. The Festivals are funded in part by grants from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, corporate sponsorships and private contributions. For more information, please visit www.artcolonyassociation.org.

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