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Art Colony Association Awards $33,000 in Donations to 2018 Bayou City Art Festival Downtown Beneficiaries
News Release
Wednesday, December 19, 2018

HOUSTON – The Art Colony Association, Inc. (ACA), awarded $33,000 in donations to the six beneficiaries from Bayou City Art Festival Downtown, which was held October 13-14, 2018.

“We’re pleased to have the support from the community that enables us to give back to Houston-area charities,” said Roger Bare, Executive Director of ACA. “It is so rewarding to have our supporters come together at Bayou City Art Festival and help us achieve our mission of raising funds for our nonprofit partners.”

Each non-profit provided volunteers and had the option to host an art station at the Children’s Creative Zone. The six non-profit partners that benefited from the 2018 Bayou City Art Festival Downtown included:

·    A Cause to Give Us Paws

·    Fresh Arts

·    Recipe for Success

·    The Arc of Greater Houston

·    The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

·    University of Houston-Clear Lake Art Gallery

During the past 48 years, attracting crowds of 35,000 annually, the Bayou City Art Festival has raised more than $3.6 million in support of local nonprofit organizations and provided a venue for over 20,000 artists to showcase their work to thousands of art lovers from all over the world. For every festival, a new jury selects participating artists, some new and some returning. This creates a fresh and different festival year after year.

As one of the nation’s premier outdoor fine art event, Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park will spotlight 300 artists representing 19 different disciplines on Friday- Sunday, March 29-31, 2019, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. The three-day outdoor gallery benefits local nonprofit partners and features live music, food vendors and food trucks, beverages, entertainment, a Children’s Creative Zone and much more. 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.

Local nonprofit organizations interested in becoming a partner for Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park this spring can submit an online application here beginning January 4, 2019. Deadline to apply is January 18, 2019.

Online tickets and discounted general admission tickets will be available soon. For updates on social media, follow the official event hashtags #HouArtFest and #BCAF, like the Facebook page, or follow on Twitter and Instagram. Also, subscribe to our newsletter here.

About Bayou City Art Festival:

Entering its 48th year in 2019, the Art Colony Association has raised $3.6 million for local nonprofit programs through the festivals. A percentage of the proceeds support local art organizations and nonprofits. The Festivals are funded in part by grants from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, corporate sponsorships, private contributions, in-kind support and volunteer assistance. Volunteer and sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, please visit

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