Giveaway: 2018 Bayou City Art Festival Downtown

Bayou City Art Festival, produced by the Art Colony Association, is back this fall in Downtown! On Saturday and Sunday, October 13-14 2018 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., the sophisticated gallery will showcase 300 artists (representing 19 different art disciplines) and will transform the streets of Downtown into artistic avenues bursting with colors and culture. As one of the top outdoor fine art festivals in the U.S., the weekend festival brings over 20,000 patrons to the heart of Houston and provides them with the opportunity to see and purchase unique, custom art under the iconic Houston skyline.

Bayou City Art Festival Downtown will benefit the 2018 Bayou City Art Festival Downtown nonprofit partners: A Cause to Give us Paws, Fresh Arts, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Recipe for Success Foundation, The Arc of Greater Houston, and The University of Houston – Clear Lake Art Gallery. The event will also feature live music in front of City Hall and 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 non-profit partners will host art activities for all ages and include an interactive place to hang out.

Photo courtesy Katya Horner

The Bayou City Art Festival Downtown 2018 featured artist is Chris Vance, a Mixed Media 2D artist from Bondurant, IA. Exclusively for Bayou City Art Festival, Vance unveiled a new piece inspired by Houston that will be the featured artwork for the 2018 Downtown festival. The colorful piece titled “All Spaced Out” showcases Houston’s vibrant atmosphere and diverse communities. Fueled by daily experiences, emotions and ideas, Vance is able to transform a blank canvas into an interpretation of himself. Art is his medium of expression and Vance refers to art as his personal diary.

Guests are encouraged to get creative and wear Halloween costumes. A contest for adults and the youngsters will be held on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 2 p.m. in the Children’s Creative Zone. Prizes for best and most creative costumes will be awarded.


Online tickets are on sale until the day of the event at Tickets online are $12 for adults and $5 for children 6 – 12; children five and under are free. Tickets at the gate are $15 for adults. Also available online are two-day passes for $20 and family passes (two adults, two children tickets) for $30. Discounted general admission tickets are available for $10 at Greater Houston area Randall’s. At the gate, discounted tickets for Veterans and Seniors will be available.


In addition, we are also giving away four (4) passes to two (2) lucky winners. That’s two sets of family passes (two adults, two children tickets)!


You must follow Urban Swank on Facebook or Instagram, to be eligible for this giveaway. Two (2) winners will be selected randomly on Sunday, October 5, 2018.

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