This fabulous Houston event is happening at Sam Houston Park, in Houston's downtown district. If you're unfamiliar with the park, let me remind you that it's located close to city hall and the Houston Central-library. Allen Parkway, Bagby are it's surrounding streets have been chosen to become a canvas for more than 175 artists this weekend in Houston.
History of Via Colori
Via Colori is different from other festivals. It is a celebration founded on a spirit of cooperation and non-competitiveness. There are no winners or losers...just the collective creative expression of hundreds of professional and amateur artists working together to support a cause.
The street festival has been held annually in a several cities in the U.S. the past few years and adding more to it's list each year.
Other Fun Things To Do In Downtown District in Houston This Weekend
Main Street Fountain
It's fun and interesting to watch the progress of the colossal-sized art work as they turn colorless concrete into beautiful pastel decorated streets. These are a few other places you might want to visit while you're in downtown Houston.
Via Colori 2009, Houston
Other diversions during Via Colori 2009 will be live music, food and lots of incredible hands-on activities to inspire and interest kids of all ages.
Houston's weekend scene stealer is this lively Italian-style street painting festival that's free and happens from 10am-10pm this weekend( Sunday 22. 2009) and ends with a a big'ol street party.
Proceeds from Houston Via Colori 2009 support a local Houston organization that's on a mission to teach deaf children to listen, speak and read.