Art Colony Association provides unique art experiences and education for the greater Houston community by bringing diverse artists to urban Bayou City Art Festivals and supports local nonprofit organizations.


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 48 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.

“We have been going for many, many years… AND WOULD NEVER MISS IT. EVER.”

Lynn B.

Festival Patron

“I absolutely loved the art fest this year. It was like walking through an outdoor museum."

Brittany T.

Festival Patron

“I am a runner and I have run the Boston Marathon and this is like my Boston Marathon medal being the featured artist at the Bayou City Art Festival.”

April Murphy

Featured Artist Memorial Park 2016

“I love the Bayou City Art Festival. I've been going the past 3 years. It's such a wonderful and exciting experience. Amazing art and great food. It doesn't get better than this.”

Dom H.

Festival Patron

713-521-0133 • info@bayoucityartfestival.com • #HouArtFest •  #BCAF • #BCAFvolunteer

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