Massive Outdoor Art Gallery. Family Festival. Music Concert. All in one!
All roads lead to creativity when over 200 artists converge on the streets to celebrate the artistic spirit of Houston. The Via Colori® Street Painting Festival has grown into one of Houston’s signature art events and it remains the only street painting festival in the region. In 2016 the festival attracted more than 25,000 attendees with its diverse art, music, activities and food and drinks.
Downtown Houston at Hermann Square at City Hall and the surrounding streets of McKinney, Bagby and Walker.
Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, November 19, 2017 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
General Admission*: $7 now or $10 at the door!
VIP Pass: Upgrade your experience by purchasing tickets to the exclusive VIP Lounge for $40 which includes general admission and access to the VIP Lounge with complimentary food and beverages and an invitation to exclusive mini events!
Photographer's Pass: Receive exclusive early-bird access at 9 a.m. to the festival grounds on Sunday, November 19. Bring your camera before the gates open to the general public and you will also get general admission, networking breakfast complimentary coffee and breakfast bites and a full hour to take pictures of the art without pedestrians. Don’t miss this special opportunity!
*General admission is free to children under 18 and college students with valid I.D.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Via Colori is a festival for all ages! Children under 18 years of age are free and college students with valid I.D. that get a ticket before the event are free as well. Via Colori ticketing representatives reserve the right to validate identification at the entrance.
What are my parking options for getting to and from the event?
We recommend parking at the 1100 Smith Winn Park Garage located at 1100 Smith St., Houston, TX 77002-5204.
What is new at the festival this year?
Each year 200+ artists create unique street paintings using pastel chalks — street paintings that you will only be able to view for two days and then they will become memories.
How can I create my own street painting at Via Colori?
All sponsored squares are assigned to artists prior to the festival. You can, however, create a 2’ square of your own in Via Bambini for a $10 donation.
Can I bring my dog to the festival?
We love our four-legged friends, but the City of Houston does not allow pets in the Park or within the festival gates. We strongly encourage you to leave your pets at home for their safety as well as the protection of the street art.
What activities will you have for children?
Via Colori is a family-friendly event and has activities for all ages. Families can visit Via Bambini neighborhood to create their own street art and participate in a variety of fun activities.
What if it rains?
Via Colori will take place sprinkle or shine, but if severe weather is expected both days then the festival will be moved to an alternate location. If precipitation is expected only one day of the festival then Via Colori will proceed as planned (we know from experience that we can still have a great one-day event).
What food and beverages are available? Can I bring my own?
There will be a variety of delicious food and beverage options available for sale throughout the festival, including beer and wine for those 21 years of age. No outside food or beverages are allowed.
Is the festival wheelchair accessible?
Yes, each area of the festival is accessible, including available ADA compliant restrooms.
Who benefits from Via Colori?
All of the proceeds from Via Colori benefit The Center for Hearing and Speech (CHS), a 501 ©(3) organization that identifies and serves children with hearing impairments.
What's the refund policy?
The festival will take place rain or shine. Refunds will not be issued for this event.