Bayou City Art Festival and Frost Bank Present “Art Talk” Virtual Happy Hour Series

Gonzo247 kicks off “Save Our Art” Happy Hour Series on Thursday, August 20

Join from comfort of your home via Facebook Live and YouTube Live

The Art Colony Association, Inc. (ACA), the producer of Bayou City Art Festival, in partnership with Frost Bank, will host “Art Talk” – a virtual Happy Hour Series featuring a different artist through October. The Happy Hour series will launch on Thursday, August 20, 2020, at 6 p.m. and feature Houston’s award-winning, internationally recognized multidisciplinary artist Gonzo247. As a pioneer in the graffiti and street art movement, Gonzo247 is also an ambassador of the visual and cultural arts.

“We are thrilled to kick off the happy hour series with Gonzo247 and host an interactive conversation about art and the impact it has on our lives and the community,” said Kelly Batterson, Executive Director of Art Colony Association. “While Gonzo247’s art speaks volumes, we invite everyone to join us for each artist presentation, pour themselves a drink and soak up the inspiration and joy that art brings.”

The Happy Hour Series is part of Bayou City Art Festival’s “Save Our Art” fundraising campaign to help Bayou City Art Festival continue its mission, support the arts and its local nonprofit partners. Each virtual event will feature a celebrity artist who will discuss their process and inspiration. The artist may also provide a live demonstration and auction a donated piece of art during the happy hour. The one-hour happy hour program will include art trivia for chances to win prizes and take questions from the audience during the Q&A segment.

The Art Talk Virtual Happy Hour will be presented live on YouTube and Facebook and a donation starting at $10 to Bayou City Art Festival is suggested via text to donate. To donate text“Save Our Art” to 243725 or donate online.


  • Thursday, August 20, 2020, 6 p.m. featuring Gonzo247
  • Thursday, August 27, 2020, 6 p.m. featuring Amanda Bennett
  • Thursday, September 17, 2020, 6 p.m. featuring Jennifer Lashbrook
  • Thursday, September 24, 2020 6 p.m. featuring Tony Paraná
  • Thursday, October 15, 2020, 6 p.m. featuring DonkeeBoy

For the most recent updates, follow the official event hashtags #HouArtFest, #BCAF and #SaveOurArt, like the Facebook page, or follow on Twitter and Instagram. Also, subscribe to their newsletter here.

Sponsors of the “Save Our Art” Campaign and “Art Talk” Happy Hour Series include the City of Houston, Frost Bank, KPRC 2 and Stella Artois.