Celebrate 50 Years of Creativity with the Bayou City Art Festival

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Photo Credit Katya Horner

Houston art lovers won’t want to miss the Bayou City Art Festival taking place at Sam Houston Park from Saturday, October 8, 2022 to Sunday, October 9, 2022. This year’s festival marks the fiftieth anniversary of the event, which provides exceptional art experiences and education for the Greater Houston area. At the same time, it supports local organizations and promotes the impact art has on the community.  


The outdoor gallery will display the work of over 200 artists in 19 different categories. Visitors will meet the artists, view their work, and be able to purchase unique, world-class paintings, prints, jewelry, sculptures, functional art, and more. This year’s featured artist is Cindy Olmes, a mixed media artist from Ohio, whose current series of works depicting female figurative images is composed of decorative paper and acrylic paint. The female figure has been Cindy’s primary subject for over 30 years. Her work reflects her lifelong interest in the beautiful mystery and power of women.


One of the top art festivals in the country, this year’s event has much to offer the whole family. Two entertainment stages; a food-truck park; beverage stations; a Chef’s table offering an intimate culinary arts and tasting experience; a wine garden; a craft beer garden; an Art Bar; and an Active Imagination Zone, where nonprofit partners will host hands-on art activities, will join to make this an exciting experience for everyone. On top of all this, Bayou City Art Festival will be premiering a new Collegiate Art Collective: a collection of art from the top five Houston-area college art students.


Ultimate art lovers can purchase limited availability VIP tickets. VIP ticket holders will enjoy light bites, complimentary beer, wine, and other beverages in a tented oasis.


Attendees will play a part in the philanthropic side of the festival as well. A portion of all the proceeds will benefit these six nonprofit festival partners: ARTreach; Fresh Arts; Orange Show Center For Visionary Art; Second Servings; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and The Women’s Fund for Health Education and Resiliency.


For more information about Bayou City Art Festival, and to purchase general admission and VIP tickets, please visit www.bayoucityartfestival.com. Tickets will not be sold at the gate.