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Call for Entries: Bayou City Art Festival Downtown

October 10 & 11 Houston, Texas 300 Artists Deadline: May 2 Fall in Houston, the weather cools and Houstonians come out to celebrate at the Bayou City Art Festival Downtown. The Festival, set against the dramatic skyline of the nation's fourth largest city, was ranked: *the #3 art festival in the country in AmericanStyle Magazine's "TOP 10 Festivals" *in February 2009 named "Best Gallery in Houston" *in March of 2009 by readers of, named "Best Festival in Houston" *in the 2008 Houston Press as best festival in "Best of Houston" magazine *consistently ranked in Sunshine Artists Top 50
"It's rated one of the top shows in the country and the Texas economy is far stronger than the rest of the country. I'm giddy about the sales, I'm giddy about the attention and I'm giddy about the weather because I'm from Minnesota!" -Kimber Fiebiger, First Place, Bayou City Art Festival Downtown 2008, Minneapolis, MN
"I love coming to Houston - there's no doubt. I love the city. I love to come to Houston because Houstonians interact so well with the artist. They really appreciate the artists. They love art here in Houston and I love the Bayou City Art Festival!" -Stephen Potts, Best in Show, Bayou City Art Festival Downtown 2008, Palmetto, GA
*Bayou City Art Festival Downtown has a demonstrated history in strong sales for artists *National studies show Houstonians consistently have twice the discretionary income that workers in similar industries have around the country *With a median household income of over $50,000 and an income growth since 2000 of 13.1% as reported in *Houston has been ranked the Number 1 city in the U.S. in which to live, work and play in July 2008 Bayou City Art Festival Downtown showcases works representing 19 media formats. For more info: or contact Kelly Kindred, Festival Coordinator, at Applications: ************** Looking for more art fairs for your 2009 schedule? Visit:

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