Children’s Texas Art Festival at Bayou Bend

January 21, 2024

Visit Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens for an afternoon of free, family-friendly fun. 

The Children’s Texas Art Festival celebrates art—created by and for children—that helps forge a connection to Texas and American heritage.



  • 1–5 p.m. | Archaeology Now Houston presents Pioneer Texas Encounters, an interactive exploration station.

  • 1–5 p.m. | Painter Joseph Dixon presents a painting demonstration. 

  • 1–5 p.m. | Raum Furniture presents a woodworking demonstration.

  • 1–5 p.m. | Houston Area Blacksmith Association presents a forging demonstration. 

  • 1–4:30 p.m. | Calmecac Indigenous Organization presents drumming, artwork viewings, and conversations.

  • 1:30 & 3 p.m. | Performance by HSPVA String Quartet.

  • 1–4:45 p.m. | Houston Junior Woman’s Club hosts leading activities based on the lives of historical children inside the Bayou Bend house.

Education programs at Bayou Bend receive generous funding from Houston Junior Woman's Club; Sharon G. Dies; Mary Lynn and Steve Marks; Susan Vaughan Foundation; Ralph H. and Ruth J. McCullough Foundation; Ms. Bobbie Nau; and additional generous donors.

The education programs also receive endowment income from funds provided by Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Ballard; Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Tate; and the James William Glanville and Nancy Hart Glanville Endowment.


Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
6003 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77007
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