Bayou City Art Fest Memorial Park has Art, Food, Creative Zones and More on March 23-25

Over 300 Artists working in 19 different mediums, Non-Profits, Music, Food, Beverages, Creative Zones – and Memorial Park in the spring

As the nation’s premier outdoor fine art event, Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park will provide guests with the opportunity to personally meet artists, view original works, and purchase world class art. The three-day festival will feature music, local food vendors, beverages, entertainment, a Children’s Creative Zone and much more.

Celebrating 47 years since the founding of the Westheimer Art Festival, now known as Bayou City Art Festival, ACA has raised more than $3.5 million for local non-profits and provided a venue for over 20,000 artists to showcase their work to thousands of art lovers from all over the world. Every year, a new jury selects participating artists, some new and some returning, which helps create a fresh and different festival year after year.


Lisa Telling Kattenbraker is a contemporary American batik artist from Olympia, WA.

Working​ ​with​ ​the​ ​medium​ ​of​ ​batik,​ ​Kattenbraker creates​ ​emotive​ ​visual​ ​stories,​ ​drawing​ ​from​ ​the traditional​ ​process​ ​of​ ​batiking​ ​patterns​ ​and​ ​combining​ ​those​ ​patterns​ ​with​ ​more contemporary​ ​images​ ​- figures​ ​that​ ​are​ ​usually​ ​faceless -​ ​allowing​ ​the​ ​viewer​ ​to​ ​bring​ ​his​ ​or her​ ​own​ ​emotional​ ​moment​ ​to​ ​the​ ​experience.  Much​ ​of​ ​her art​work​ ​incorporates​ ​her​ ​own​ ​memories​ ​of​ ​childhood​ ​with​ ​the experience​ ​of​ ​watching​ ​her​ ​kids​ ​grow​ ​and​ ​learn.​ ​​

In her work, Kattenbraker strives to ignite a touching response through the different patterns, symbols and colors she uses. ​ Kattenbraker’s art ​has​ ​a​ ​long​ ​history​ ​from​ ​idea​ ​conception​ ​to​ ​framing.​ ​​ ​She believes that the pieces​ ​are​ ​not​ ​finished​ ​until the​ ​viewer​ ​can​ ​see​ ​and​ ​connect​ ​with​ ​the art, ​and​ ​essentially​ ​create their​ ​own​ ​story​ ​or experience. 


Get them Online Until the Day of the Event:  $12 for adults; $5 for children (6-12 years old); Free for children under five

Fun for the Whole Family: Family passes (two adults, two children tickets) online for $30.

Come back for more: Two-day pass for $20 saves you money and is twice the fun. If you love to shop around for the best art, this one is for you.

At the Gate: Tickets are $15 for adults.  Discounted tickets for Veterans and Seniors (55+) are available at the gate.

What a Deal:  Discounted tickets are available for $10 at all Greater Houston area Randalls Grocery Store.

PARKING:  Remember on-site public parking in not available, but shuttles are provided from Northwest Mall to the Memorial Park festival site. Round trip shuttle rides are $4 per adult and children under 12 ride free.

ABOUT THE BAYOU CITY ART FESTIVAL Established in 1972, the Art Colony Association, Inc. (“ACA”) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to producing high quality art festivals and events to provide financial support to local nonprofit organizations. Over the past 47 years, the Art Colony Association, producer of The Bayou City Art Festival Downtown in the fall and Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park in the spring, has raised 3.6 million dollars in support local nonprofit organizations. The Festivals are funded in part by grants from the City of Houston and through Houston Arts Alliance.

SOCIAL MEDIA INFO: For updates on social media, follow the official event hashtags #HouArtFest and #BCAF, like the Facebook page, or follow on Twitter and Instagram.

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photos: V. Sweeten