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Art Colony Association Awards $28,000 in Donations to 2018 Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park Beneficiaries

Proceeds from the three-day outdoor fine art festival benefits seven Houston charities

The Art Colony Association, Inc. (ACA), awarded $28,000 in donations to the seven beneficiaries from Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park, which was held March 23-25, 2018.


“It is amazing to see the support from our patrons and sponsors grow every year to help us continue to raise funds for worthy causes,” said Joe Pogge, President of the Art Colony Association. “We are happy to give back to the community that supports our festivals and we love to be a part of our non-profit partners as they support Houstonians.”


Each non-profit provided volunteers and had the option to host an art station in the Direct Energy Children’s Creative Zone. The seven non-profit partners that benefited from the 2018 Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park included:


●    A Cause to Give us Paws

●    Avenue 360: Health & Wellness

●    Fresh Arts

●    Houston Arboretum & Nature Center

●    Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

●    The Arc of Greater Houston

●    The University of Houston – Clear Lake Art Gallery


ACA has provided a venue for more than 20,000 artists to showcase their work to thousands of art lovers from all over the world at Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park in the spring and Bayou City Art Festival Downtown in the fall. For every festival, a new jury selects participating artists, some new and some returning. This creates a fresh and different festival year after year. Patrons have the opportunity to personally meet the artists, view original works, and purchase world class art. A percentage of proceeds from Bayou City Art Festival benefits its local non-profit partners. Over the past 47 years, Bayou City Art Festival has raised over $3.6 million in support of local non-profit organizations.


On Saturday and Sunday, October 13-14, 2018, ACA will celebrate 47 years of fine art and giving back as it spotlights 300 artists at Bayou City Art Festival in Downtown Houston. The weekend gallery will transform the streets of Downtown Houston into artistic avenues filled with live entertainment, beverages, food trucks, and much more.


Local non-profit organizations interested in becoming a partner for Bayou City Art Festival Downtown this fall can submit an online application here beginning July 2, 2018. Deadline to apply is July 13, 2018.


Online tickets and discounted general admission tickets will be available soon. For updates on social media, follow the official event hashtags #HouArtFest and #BCAF, like the Facebook page, or follow onTwitter and Instagram. Also, subscribe to our newsletter here.


About Bayou City Art Festival:

Entering its 47th year in 2018, the Art Colony Association has raised more than $3.6 million for local non-profit programs through the festivals. A percentage of the proceeds support local art organizations and nonprofits. The festivals are funded in part by grants from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, corporate sponsorships, private contributions, in-kind support and volunteer assistance. Volunteer and sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, please

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