Bayou City Art Festival Downtown 2016: October 8th & 9th
10am - 6pm Saturday & Sunday, October 8th - 9th, 2016
Bayou City Art Festival – Downtown is presented each fall by Art Colony Association Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that produces art events that promote art, provide public awareness of the arts and fund designated nonprofit organizations. Hundreds of artists are joined by music, food and fun. Over the past 45 years, the festivals have raised 3.5 million dollars benefitting local arts and community service organizations, Houston parks and arts education initiatives for children and adults. The Festivals are funded in part by grants from the City of Houston and through Houston Arts Alliance.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What type of event is Bayou City Art Festival? It is a fun and interactive outdoor fine art festival for people of all ages.
Who may attend? Everyone. This event is open to the general public.
When is the festival? 10am- 6pm Saturday & Sunday, October 8th & 9th, 2016.
Where is the festival located? Downtown Houston surrounding City Hall, Hermann Square, Houston Public Library, Sam Houston Park, and adjacent streets.
How do I get to the festival and where can I park? There is plenty of parking near the festival: street level, privately owned surface lots, parking garages or underground parking.
What is the price of Admission? Discounted tickets may be purchased online prior to the event. General admission is $17 per adult (13 years and older) and $5 per child (5-12 years old) - Children under 5 are free.
What is a volunteer? You can help promote local and national artists, as well as local arts education programs by volunteering at the Bayou City Art Festival. And the best part is, you get to enter & enjoy the festival for FREE before and after your shift!
How do I volunteer? Sign up and choose your jobs and shifts here.
Are there places to eat? Yes, food trucks and a variaty of other food and beverages venders will be at the festival.
Are there ATMs available? Yes, ATMs are conveniently located around the festival site.
What can I use my credit or debit card to purchase at the festival? Credit or debit cards may be used to purchase festival admission tickets. You may also use a credit or debit card to purchase beverages and food (if accepted by independent food vendors).
I ordered my ticket online, how will I RECEIVE my ticket? Online tickets are e-tickets. Check your email inbox for your Order Confirmation from Eventbrite. Your e-tickets will be attached to your order confirmation email. Make sure to print and bring them to the event. Or Go Green and download Eventbrite’s mobile app. For questions about accessing your tickets please contact Eventbrite Customer Service at 800-350-8850.
Where can I find more information about the festival activities and entertainment? Visit our website at artcolonyassociation.org
Who is the featured artist for this year’s festival? Dania Olivares is the featured artist for the Bayou City Art Festival Downtown 2016. You can view her art here!
What about public transportation to the festival? METRO is available for your transportation needs. For information on routes and schedules, please contact METRO at 713.635.5000 or click the link below http://www.ridemetro.org/.
Where can I find a festival site map, event guide or schedule for the festival? Festival site maps, event guides and schedules will be available at the entrance to the festival and on our website.
What is allowed on site? You may bring lawn chairs, blankets, sunscreen, mosquito spray, hats, sunglasses and shades.
Are there restrooms available? Yes, portable facilities are located throughout the festival grounds.
What should I wear to the festival? Please wear weather appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes.
Can I bring strollers, wagons or wheelchairs? Yes, all areas of the festival are accessible for strollers, wagon and wheelchairs, but keep in mind there will be large crowds.
What organizations sponsor the festival? To learn more about our sponsors please visit our Sponsors page. If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where is EMS located at the festival? EMS is centraly located at the site or you may ask a festival staff representative with a radio for assistance with an emergency.
How can I contact the festival’s organizers? Please contact us at 713-521-0133 or email@example.com with questions or inquiries.
What is prohibited on site? You may not bring in outside food or beverages. No unauthorized vending, sales, solicitations or promotions. No weapons. No pets. (Service animals with proper ID are allowed). For a full list of rules see bellow.
Every ticket is good for one day entry only to Bayou City Art Festival
Established in 1972, the Art Colony Association, Inc. (ACA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to producing high-quality art festivals and events to provide financial support to local non-profit organizations. The ACA produces the Bayou City Art Festival two times per year.
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