The Weekender: What to expect at Bayou City Art Festival

Oct. 11, 2013Houston Business Journal

Looking for something to do this weekend?

The 42nd annual Bayou City Art Festival is Saturday and Sunday, featuring hundreds of artists and giving back to charity.

More than 300 artists from around the world will showcase their art at the festival, which takes place in the newly renovated Sam Houston Park on Oct. 12 and Oct. 13.

The headliner for this year’s festival is a Houston native, artist Syd Moen, who is famous for her “little planets” series. The photographs show Houston and Galveston landmarks turned into spherical panoramas.

Houstonians may have seen billboards around town of these familiar locations-turned warped orbs. Since it’s easier to see them than to explain them, we have a preview in the slideshow.

And festival attendees can look forward to more than just art. Local and regional musicians will play at the performance, and there are activities for children and adults, including an Adult Creative Zone, where adults can let out their creative side and craft. To keep with the recent “paint and sip” trend, I’m assured that the Adult Creative Zone is near the wine booth.

Festival planners expect about 30,000 attendees this weekend.

“I’m happy to offer Houstonians the chance to not only view and purchase one-of-a-kind artwork, but also to interact with the artists, all while giving back to our nonprofit partners,” Executive Director Kelly Kindred said.