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Windsong March 2018

Community Events Call

Community Events Call For Artists: Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park 2018 Bayou City Art Festival, produced by Art Colony Association, Inc. (ACA), is inviting artists from around the country to submit applications and have the opportunity to showcase their art at the nation’s premier spring outdoor fine art event Friday-Sunday, March 23-25, 2018. ACA produces Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park in the spring and Bayou City Art Festival Downtown in the fall. Now entering its 47 th year, ACA has provided a venue for over 20,000 artists to showcase their work to thousands of art lovers from all over the world. Patrons have the opportunity to personally meet the artist, view original works and purchase world class art. The festival benefits local non-profits and features music, food, beverages, entertainment, a Children’s Creative Zone and much more for people of all ages to come and enjoy the city and the festival. Twice a year, over 1,000 qualified applicants from 19 different disciples submit their applications to be reviewed by the ACA jurors. For each festival, a new juror panel is invited and consists of artists, collectors and industry professionals. The panel of five to seven jurors are selected based on their specific interests, professional knowledge and background with the festival. Only 300 artists will be selected to exhibit at the 2018 Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park. Cash Prizes are awarded for “Best in Show,” second and third, as selected by on-site judges. Ribbons are awarded for “Best Booth” and all winners receive jury exempt status for two years as well as priority booth placement. Volunteer and sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, please visit For updates on social media, follow the official event hashtags #HouArtFest and #BCAF, like the Facebook page or follow on Twitter and Instagram. Fundraisers The fifth annual CFISD Superintendent’s Fun Run and Festival is set for March 24, 2018 from 8-11 AM at the Berry Center (8877 Barker Cypress Road) and the Towne Lake community. Underwritten by Memorial Hermann Cypress, the fun-filled community event will include a 5K run and a family-friendly 1-mile. The fun run will feature booth vendors, food trucks, entertainment and activities for children. Proceeds from the Superintendent’s Fun Run benefit the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation (CFEF), which awards student scholarships and staff development grants. The fourth annual event held in February 2017 generated more than $63,000 for the foundation. For more information, please contact the Community Engagement office at 281-894-3950. REGISTRATION INFORMATION AND PRICING 5k (t-shirt and timing chip): $20 adults; $15 students 5k (timing chip only, no t-shirt): $15 adults; $10 students 1 mile (wristband): $5 adults and students Sleep in pass: $10 Registration will be done through SchoolCash. If you already have a SchoolCash account, you will be prompted to login upon completion of registration to submit payment. If you do not have a SchoolCash account, you will be prompted to create an account to finalize registration and submit payment. Fee/Details/7657/135/False/True 14 March 2018 | Community Newsletter

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