Over 300 artists from around the country and 19 different disciplines will showcase their art at the 2017 Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park on Friday, March 24th through Sunday, March 26th. As one of the nation’s premier outdoor fine art events, the three-day festival will provide guests with the opportunity to personally meet artists, view original works and purchase world-class art. The festival will benefit local non-profit partners and feature music, local food vendors, beverages, entertainment, gigantic bubbles with Hilary Scullane, a children’s creative zone and much more.
This year’s featured artist, Amanda Bennett, is a mixed media artist who transforms mid-century advertising, acrylic mediums and photography into a mash up on plywood, inspired by pop art and funk style. Bennett remembers painting as a child with her grandmother, who used a spatula as her primary tool. However, it wasn’t until years later, staring at the blank walls of her loft in Birmingham, Alabama, that Bennett rediscovered her passion for art. As a Huntsville, Alabama native, Bennett spent 10 years in Nashville, Tennessee, where her music-inspired art gained local attention. She now resides in New Orleans, Louisiana, where the city’s rhythm, color palette and energy stirs and ignites her creative process.
For 46 years, the Art Colony Association, Inc. (ACA) has provided unique art experiences for the Greater Houston community by producing Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park in the spring and Bayou City Art Festival Downtown in the fall. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.artcolonyassociation.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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