HOUSTON, TX - The outbreak forced the cancellation of the spring Bayou City Art Festival, which is held in Houston's Memorial Park and was planned for March 27-29, 2020. The group then received a $450,000 contribution from an unknown donor, which was then used to support $1,500 to each of the more than 300 artists scheduled to show at the spring event.
After being held virtually in 2020, Bayou City Art Festival is now ready for an in-person festival the coming fall. The event will take place downtown on October 9th and 10th. This is the festival where artists and art enthusiasts gather to enjoy a weekend full of art, music, and fun.
“For now, we remain committed to our mission of supporting artists, celebrating performing arts, giving back to local nonprofits, and inspiring young artists who rely on art organizations for inspiration and support in this unprecedented time. We look forward to welcoming our artists, sponsors, guests, and nonprofit partners back to an in-person festival in the fall when we anticipate the City of Houston will allow large in-person gatherings,” said Kelly Batterson, Executive Director of the Art Colony Association.
“The pandemic has devastated special events, arts organizations, and individuals in one way or another. That’s why I encourage people to continue wearing a face mask and to follow other health and safety protocols. As we monitor the pandemic, we must crush community spread and lower the positivity rates before we can return to enjoy our favorite in-person events, such as the Bayou City Art Festival,” said City of Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner.
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