Seeking Extraordinary Volunteers: 9th Annual Middle School Art Competition

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Mitch Cohen

Jan 18, 2022, 1:51:31 PMJan 18
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I'm part of the Middle School Art Competition committee for the Art Colony Association (producers of the Bayou City Art Festival). Lot of words there ....

The dull part is over and the fun part begins NOW!
This is such a cool event for the kids - and inspiring. Would you like to help?
There are several days over 3 weekends that we need help with. 
Pick and choose as many or few times as you care too.

I really appreciate you for jumping on board with this. 
There were a lot of First Saturday Arts Market volunteers in the past - who's in!?

The Deets: 

We start in just 2 weeks! 
We install 400+ works of art (most on paper) on Feb 4 & 5 
The event is Saturday Feb 12 at Spring St Studios. (details below in the press release)

Sign up here, and please invite friends too!

Hope all is well,

Mitch Cohen
ACA Board Member and MSAC Volunteer

Below is the official press release

Art Colony Association, Inc. to Announce Middle School Student Finalists for 50th Anniversary Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park
HOUSTON, January 10, 2022 – The Art Colony Association, Inc. (ACA), the producer of Bayou City Art Festival, will announce the top 30 finalists for its 9th Annual Middle School Art Competition at the “Art in the Middle” reception on Saturday, February 12, 2022, from 2-4 p.m. at Spring Street Studios located at 1824 Spring Street, Houston 77007.
The Middle School Art Competition is an education initiative offered by ACA for students in grades 5-8 from Houston area private schools, charter schools, and public independent school districts. The art contest offers middle school students the opportunity to participate in a 2-D juried competition, have their art displayed in public, interact with working artists, and win prizes for themselves and their school’s art program.
The public along with students, parents, teachers, and district representatives are invited to attend the “Art in the Middle” reception and view artwork from more than 500 participating students. During the reception, light bites and refreshments will be served, and working artists will speak to the students about exploring their creativity in the arts. The student artwork will be on exhibit at Spring Street Studios from Thursday, February 10 through Saturday, February 12, 2022. Art students are also encouraged to explore all of the studios in Sawyer Yards to meet artists, learn about their work and shop for an extensive selection of artwork during Second Saturday at Sawyer Yards Art Market, from 12-5 p.m. 
The top 30 finalists will display their art at the 50th Anniversary Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park on March 25-27, 2022. The finalists’ artwork will also be posted for web-based voting to determine the “People's Choice Award”. Online voting will take place February 14 through February 28, 2022, at Additionally, the finalists will receive tickets to the Memorial Park festival and a finalist award ribbon. 
ACA will announce 1st, 2nd and 3rd place along with the winner of the People’s Choice Award” at a special reception at Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at 1 p.m. 

Art in the Middle Reception
Saturday, February 12, 2022
2-4 p.m.

Spring Street Studios
1824 Spring Street
 Houston, TX 77007
For the most recent updates, follow the official event hashtags #HouArtFest and #BCAF, like the Facebook page, or follow on Twitter and Instagram. Also, subscribe to our newsletter here.
About Bayou City Art Festival:
Since the founding of the Westheimer Art Festival, now known as Bayou City Art Festival, the Art Colony Association, Inc. has raised more than $3.6 million for local nonprofit programs from the proceeds of its festivals. Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park in the spring and Bayou City Art Festival Downtown in the fall has provided a venue for more than 20,000 artists to showcase their work to thousands of art lovers from all over the world. The festivals are funded in part by grants from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, corporate sponsorships, private contributions, in-kind support and volunteer assistance.
Volunteer and sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, please visit
The Padgett Group | P.O. Box 20473, Houston, TX 77225

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