Bayou City Art Festival, produced by the Art Colony Association, Inc., announced the Bayou City Art Festival Downtown featured artist is Michelle McDowell Smith, a mixed media artist from Roanoke, VA. Smith along with 250 artists from around the country, representing 19 different disciplines, will showcase their art at Bayou City Art Festival Downtown on Saturday-Sunday, October 14-15, 2023.
Located in Sam Houston Park and along Allen Parkway, Bayou City Art Festival Downtown provides unique art experiences and education for the greater Houston area, while supporting local organizations and promoting the impact that art has on the Houston community.
As one of the top art festivals in the country, the outdoor gallery provides patrons with the opportunity to meet artists, view original works, and purchase one-of-a-kind art, world-class paintings, prints, jewelry, sculptures, functional art and more.
The festival features two entertainment stages, a food truck park, beverage stations throughout the festival, and art installations. Guests will enjoy Houston’s skyline views while visiting the festival’s wine garden, craft beer garden, and Art Bar. In the Active Imagination Zone, the festival’s nonprofit partners will host hands-on art activities for all ages.
In addition, the Bayou City Art Festival is showcasing the Collegiate Art Collective, a collection of art composed of six Houston-area college art students. Collegiate Art Collective artists will represent their school’s art program, meet with potential art collectors and buyers, and participate in one of the top juried art festivals in the country.