Bayou City Art Festival Downtown 2019 Brings Art and More to Visitors on October 12-13th

This year’s Featured Artist is Clifton Henri, an award-winning photographer and visual artist from Chicago

The festival benefits Houston nonprofits, and will be held on Saturday and Sunday October 12-13, 2019, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.


Houston’s largest art festival will transform the streets of Downtown into artistic avenues bursting with colors and culture. As one of the top fine art festivals in the country, the weekend event will provide patrons with the opportunity to personally meet artists, view original works, and purchase world-class art, prints, jewelry, sculptures and more.

Bayou City Art Festival Downtown will feature live music throughout the festival along with entertainment, beverage stations, food trucks and much more for patrons to enjoy. In the Children’s Creative Zone, the festival’s nonprofit partners will host hands-on art activities for all ages.

Henri, along with 300 artists from around the country, representing 19 different disciplines, will showcase their art at Bayou City Art Festival Downtown.


Henri began his professional career as an art director for a boutique advertising agency and transitioned into becoming a full-time independent artist. Henri’s work is rooted in identity, under representation and self-declaration. He visually illustrates and narrates the African diaspora using personal experiences and feelings as fuel for his portraits.

Henri’s photography has taken him on a path of defining moments. His journey has helped him define his place in the world and find a stance on how he wants to be seen. Influenced by imagery from the Civil Rights Movement and the Harlem Renaissance eras, Henri’s photographs are based on personal and shared experiences of humanity.

With his art, Henri challenges his viewers to find themselves, but also the poetry within the photograph. Henri exhibits across the U.S. with galleries and in juried art festivals and he has won over 50 awards since 2008.


Online tickets are now available at

Tickets online are $12 for adults and $5 for children 6 – 12; children five and under are free. Also available online are two-day passes for $20 and family passes (two adults, two children tickets) for $30. Adult tickets at the gate are $15 cash; $16 credit card.


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