Via Colori

Did you like to make chalk drawings on the sidewalk when you were a kid? Houston’s Via Colori street festival takes drawing on the sidewalk to new levels, as guest artists create temporary works of art right before your eyes on the streets on downtown Houston.

This year’s Via Colori festival takes place Saturday, November 19, 2011 and Sunday, November 20, 2011. Events will take place around Downtown Houston; Sam Houston Park & the streets of Allen Parkway & Bagby.

Admission to the festival is free, but there are several optional activities (including bungee jumping!) available for a fee. All proceeds benefit The Center for Hearing and Speech, which has helped thousands of children develop listening, speaking and literacy skills needed to succeed in the mainstream hearing world.

The video below introduces some of the artists who will be drawing at the 2011 festival.

The Via Colori Street Scene features beer and wine sampling, live music, light bites provided by Carrabba’s, and even a festival-wide scavenger hunt with prizes. Tickets for Street Scene are available for $20 at http://viacoloristreetscene.eventbrite.com.

Here are some photos from previous years’ festivals.


Photo Credit: Ed Schipul http://www.flickr.com/photos/eschipul/ / CC BY-SA 2.0


Photo Credit: Ed Schipul http://www.flickr.com/photos/eschipul/ / CC BY-SA 2.0


Photo Credit: Linda MacPhee-Cobb http://www.flickr.com/photos/herselfsphotos/ / CC BY-SA 2.0


Photo Credit: Ed Schipul http://www.flickr.com/photos/eschipul/ / CC BY-SA 2.0


Photo Credit: Ed Schipul http://www.flickr.com/photos/eschipul/ / CC BY-SA 2.0

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