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Bayou City Art Festival Announces Spring 2024 Downtown Nonprofit Partners  

HOUSTON (February 27, 2024) Bayou City Art Festival, produced by Art Colony Association, Inc. (ACA), will return to Downtown Houston and benefit six local nonprofit partners for the Bayou City Art Festival Downtown on Saturday and Sunday, March 23-24, 2024, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.  


Each nonprofit will benefit from a portion of the proceeds from the event, provide volunteers, and has the option to host an art station in the Active Imagination Zone. The six nonprofit partners benefiting from Bayou City Art Festival Downtown this year include: 


·                    ArtReach 

·                    Fresh Arts 

·                    Miller Outdoor Theatre 

·                    Pink Bows Foundation

·                    Second Servings  

·                    The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston  



“Giving back to the Houston community is at the core of our mission while producing Houston’s largest art festival to showcase and enhance the experience of art for all Houstonians. I hope everyone will join us again in Downtown Houston as we welcome artists from all over the country,” said Kelly Batterson, Executive Director of ACA.


The outdoor gallery will take over Sam Houston Park along Allen Parkway. Patrons can meet with artists, view original works, and purchase one-of-a-kind art, world-class paintings, prints, jewelry, sculptures, functional art, and more. This year’s featured artist is Karina Llergo, a mixed media artist from Chicago.  

The weekend festival will feature entertainment stages, a food truck park, beverage stations throughout the festival, and a Chef’s Culinary Arts Stage and tasting experience featuring local chefs. Guests will enjoy Houston’s skyline views while enjoying the festival’s wine garden, and craft beer garden. Bayou City Art Festival will also feature the top 30 finalists from the Middle School Art Competition. 

For the ultimate art lover, Bayou City Art Festival will offer a limited availability VIP Hospitality Lounge presented by Frost Bank, which will include complimentary light bites, beer, wine, and other refreshments. The relaxing setting under a canopy of trees will feature roaming musicians, artistic décor, a phone charging station, and more. VIPs will receive access from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. to the VIP area, and VIP parking. 


Online early bird tickets are available at for $18 for adults, and all children under the age of 12 are free as part of the Kids Free Program sponsored by Champion Energy Services. Adult tickets purchased after March 15, 2024, are $20. VIP tickets are $75. Online pre-purchased tickets are required to enter the festival. Physical tickets will not be sold at the gate and can only be purchased online. 


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About Bayou City Art Festival: 

Since the founding of the Westheimer Art Festival, now known as Bayou City Art Festival, the Art Colony Association, Inc. has raised close to $4 million for local nonprofit programs from the proceeds of its festivals. Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park in the spring and Bayou City Art Festival Downtown in the fall has provided a venue for more than 20,000 artists to showcase their work to thousands of art lovers from all over the world. The festivals are funded in part by grants from corporate sponsorships, private contributions, in-kind support and volunteer assistance. 


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