Virtual iteration of Bayou City Art Festival 2020 will feature online auction, other family-friendly events

The Bayou City Art Festival will still be held—just virtually. (Courtesy Katya Horner/Bayou City Art Festival)
The Bayou City Art Festival will still be held—just virtually. (Courtesy Katya Horner/Bayou City Art Festival)

The Bayou City Art Festival will still be held—just virtually. (Courtesy Katya Horner/Bayou City Art Festival)

Art lovers can look forward to the Bayou City Art Festival in 2020, though they will be experiencing the event virtually this year, according to a Sept. 29 news release from event producer Art Colony Association Inc.

Now called the Bayou City Art Virtual Experience, the 2020 iteration of the event will run Oct. 9-11, with an online art auction preceding from Oct. 5 at 9 a.m. through Oct. 8 at 11 p.m. That auction will allow art lovers to bid and win art by Julio Garcia, Helene Bernard Little, Armik Malekian and other Bayou City Art Festival artists, according to the release. Also up for bid are unique items and experiences, such as a 20-person wine tasting event at Total Wine, a beer tasting at Karbach Brewing Co. for eight guests, and a stay at the Omni Hotel.


Once the festival kicks off Oct. 9, guests can still continue supporting artists, the arts community, education outreach, and local nonprofit partners through a variety of events, including Let There Be Art, with 19 categories of art for patrons to purchase directly from 300 juried Bayou City Art Festival artists, artist chats with a variety of Houston-area artists, music performances and more.

Bayou City Art Festival’s nonprofit partners and sponsors are also providing art projects and interactive activities for kids of all ages.

Patrons can purchase a virtual ticket by making a donation to Bayou City Art Festival and also be entered to win a raffle prize. To make a donation, visit www.bayoucityartfesitval.com or text “SAVEOURART” to 243725.
By Hunter Marrow
Hunter Marrow came to Community Impact Newspaper in January 2020. Before that, Hunter covered local news in Ontario, OR for three years, covering municipal issues, crime, and education across Malheur County and across the border into Idaho.