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901 Bagby

Houston, TX 77002

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10am - 6pm Saturday & Sunday, October 12th- 13th, 2019

Over 300 Artists working in 19 different disciplines, Non-Profits, Music, Food, Beverages, Children's Creative Zone and more in Downtown Houston!

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 48 years, the festivals have raised 3.6 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 is the Bayou City Art Festival Downtown 2019? The Downtown festival is one of the top 10 outdoor fine arts festivals in the nation. The two-day festival showcases the works of over 300 of the finest artists and craftsmen in the world. The outdoor event brings out thousands of people into the heart of Downtown Houston offering visitors the opportunity to meet with exhibiting artists, experience local entertainment, and enjoy a variety of food trucks and vendors.

What type of event is the 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 12th & 13th, 2019.

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 is available downtown. Metered parking is also available. Check for rates at the meters.

What is the price of Admission? Discounted tickets may be purchased online prior to the event and at Houston area Randall's stores. General admission is $15 per adult (13 years and older) and $5 per child (6-12 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 variety of other food and beverage vendors will be at the festival.

Are there ATMs available? Yes, ATMs are conveniently located on 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 festival activities and entertainment? Visit our website at artcolonyassociation.org

Who is the featured artist for this year’s festival? TBA www.artcolonyassociation.org/artists

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 sitemaps, 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 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 sponsor@bayoucityartfestival.com

Where is EMS located at the festival? EMS is centrally 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 info@bayoucityartfestival.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 below.

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).


  • Pets - dogs, amphibians, reptiles, snakes, birds, etc. We love them but Houston City Ordinance does not allow pets of any kind. (Service animals with proper ID are allowed)

  • Food

  • Alcohol and other beverages (personal reusable water bottles and/or a small water bottle is acceptable)

  • Coolers

  • Skateboards, hoverboards, bikes, scooters, and rollerblades

  • Laser pointers

  • Boom Boxes

  • Fireworks

  • Pocket knives

  • Drones or any flying toys or flying cameras/smartphones

  • Weapons

  • No Smoking

  • Please be respectful of the individual artists and their artworks, and ask before filming or photographing them or their works.

  • Everything is subject to search upon entry

  • Bayou City Art Festival reserves the right to video and photograph patrons at the festival and uses for promotional purposes

No Refunds and No Exchanges on all purchases

Every ticket is good for one-day entry only to Bayou City Art Festival Downtown 2019 unless a 2-day pass is purchased.

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901 Bagby

Houston, TX 77002

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