More than 200 artists will transform the streets of Houston into a colorful gallery Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 17-18, for Via Colori.
This year, the street-painting festival is taking place at Hermann Square in front of City Hall, 901 Bagby.
In addition to watching the many street paintings take shape, festivalgoers will find three stages of musical entertainment, multimedia artists (ice carvers, lighting specialists, etc.), a wine and beer garden, children’s activities and a Mini Cooper test-drive course. New this year will be the Family Zone Stage, which will feature local dance companies as well as science demonstrations by the Houston Museum of Natural Science.
The music headliner is Buxton, a Houston-born group that Esquire recently named one of the “2012 Artists to Watch.” Other bands on the bill include Runaway Sun, the Zydeco Dots and Solero Flamenco.
Festival hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.
Proceeds from the weekend will benefit the Center for Hearing and Speech.
For a complete entertainment lineup, go to houstonviacolori.com.