Wednesday, October 5, 2016

LSAG Connect: Bayou City Art Fest THIS Weekend

Our Fall Community CONNECT Event is... (drum roll, please)
Bayou City Art Festival Downtown

as the Fall Community Connect Event:  

BCAF is one of the Top 10 fine art fests in the nation, and it is right here in our own backyard!  Dare we say it is as "Quintessential Houston" as the Rodeo?!  With 20,000 attendees of all ages in a 2 day period visiting over 300 artists working in 19 different mediums, it is easy to see why.  There is sure to be a variety of inspiration!  Music, food, beverages, and a kid zone round out the experience.  
In case you miss this one, BCAF Memorial Park is held each spring.  Be sure to make one of them, and get a taste of Houston at its finest!  Bring some LSAG friends from your league or a fellow league, take some photos, and send a brief synopsis of your experience to us with a photo or two, and we'll add it to the newsletter. 

WHAT:  Bayou City Art Festival Downtown produced by Art Colony Assoc. Inc.

WHEN:  October 8 & 9  /  10 AM to 6 PM

WHERE:  The area surrounding City Hall, Hermann Square, Houston Public Library, Sam Houston Pk, & adjacent streets

PARK:  On the street or in local lots or garages

COST at the GATE:  $17 Adults & Kids 13 & up  /  $5 Kids ages 5-12 / Under 5:  free    

COST to PRE-PAY ONLINE incurs a fee, so you are not saving that much except time in line.  
Online Family Pass & 2-Day Adult tickets are the better deals.  Visit their website noted below & link to get your E-ticket that you print & bring with you.
Adults & Kids 13 & up= $15 + $1.74 pre-paid   
Kids 5-12= $5 + $1.24 pre-paid 
Family Pass ONLINE for 2 adults & 2 kids ages 5-12= $35 + $2.74 pre-paid 
2-DAY ticket for Adult & Kids 13 & up ONLINE= $25 + $2.24 pre-paid  
VOLUNTEER:  Many Positions Available  /  Work and get early and late access for free  /  Sign up online

QUESTIONS:  Visit the website at  or contact them by email:  or phone: 713.521.0133


-Ask BEFORE you film or photograph another artist's work and respect they may say no.  Also ask before you film or photograph them at work.

-While you are free to bring strollers or wagons, be aware this is a crowded area.  

-So that you don't have an extra walk back to the car, be sure to note the following are NOT ALLOWED:  
your own food & drinks (including any bottled water) or coolers, 
pets (except service animals with proper ID), 
pocket knives or other weapons, 
boom boxes, lasers, or fireworks.  
Smoking is NOT ALLOWED. 

-Everything can potentially be searched upon entry. 



Application Deadline:  November 11
Jurying:  November 15-17
Artist Notification:  November 29

The 19 fine art/fine crafts categories are:
  1. Clay
  2. Digital (not photography)
  3. Drawing/ Pastel
  4. Fiber/ Textiles
  5. Functional Art (includes furniture, wearable art, etc.)
  6. Glass
  7. Jewelry
  8. Leather
  9. Metal
  10. Mixed Media 2D
  11. Mixed Media 3D
  12. Painting/ Acrylic or Oil
  13. Painting/ Watercolor
  14. Photography/ Digital or Computer Manipulated
  15. Photography/ Traditional Film (no machine enhancements)
  16. Printmaking/ Intaglio, Relief and Planographic
  17. Rising Talent
  18. Sculpture/ 3D - 1 medium (Clay, Glass, Metal, Stone or Wood)
  19. Wood (decorative)

Community Connect Events are recommended art related events in our greater community we feel our readers need to be aware of & encouraged to participate in.  We select 2 or 3 each year typically one in each of the fall, winter, and spring.  It is our hope that members will join others to attend and be inspired by fellow artists or a new medium.  In turn, we hope they will share their experiences and tell our greater guild to pass on the inspiration and help it multiply.