One of the top outdoor fine art festivals in the U.S., Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park, is celebrating 48 years on Friday-Sunday March 29-31, 2019; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park will provide guests with the opportunity to take a vivid walk through the park, personally meet artists, view original works, and purchase world-class art. The three-day festival features live music, entertainment, beverage stations, local food vendors, food trucks and much more.
Helping Bayou City Art Festival celebrate is Julio C. Garcia, the featured artist. Garcia is a 2D Mixed Media artist from Jacksonville, FL. Garcia’s paintings come from deep within and go far back to when he was a young boy living in Mexico. His artwork is an invitation to travel and a journey through his experiences. The featured artwork for the 2019 Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park is titled “At Dusk” by Garcia. Using the human figure as a landscape, Garcia combined his passion for nature and self-expression.
Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park will spotlight Garcia’s artwork along with 300 artists from around the world representing 19 different disciplines. The festival has provided a venue for more than 20,000 artists to showcase their work to thousands of art lovers.
With the support from patrons, volunteers and sponsors, ACA has raised more than $3.6 million for Houston area charities. The seven local nonprofits that will benefit from a portion of the festival’s proceeds include A Cause to Give us Paws, Fresh Arts, Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, KPFT, The Arc of Greater Houston, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and The University of Houston – Clear Lake Art Gallery.
In the Children’s Creative Zone, the festival’s nonprofit partners will host art activities for all ages and include an interactive place to hang out. An exhibition of student artwork composed of the top 30 finalists from the Middle School Art Competition will also be featured at Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park.
Bayou City Art Festival’s success in raising funds for its nonprofit partners is made possible because of its volunteers. For each festival, 700 volunteers take on the role as greeters, ticket takers, artist reliefs and so much more. Volunteers have the opportunity to make new friends, have fun and get to enjoy the festival for free before and after their shift.
Online tickets are on sale until the day of the event. Tickets online are $12 for adults and $5 for children 6-12; children five and under are free. At the gate, general admission tickets for adults are $15. Discounted general admission tickets are available for $10 at Greater Houston area Randall’s. On-site public parking is not available, but shuttles are provided from Northwest Mall to the Memorial Park Festival site. Round trip shuttle ride is $4 per adult online and before the festival, $6 at the gate, children under 12 ride free. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.bayoucityartfestival.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.