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Art Colony Association Announces Bayou City Art Festival Spring 2024 Featured Artist:

Karina Llergo 


Save the Date: Saturday and Sunday, March 23-24, 2024 

HOUSTON (December 19, 2023) – The Art Colony Association, Inc. (ACA) has announced the Bayou City Art Festival featured artist for the Spring Festival is Karina Llergo, a mixed media artist from Chicago that strives to capture the dynamic energy of the human body and its soulful essence transforming figures into fluid entities, incorporating dance, air, and water to create an otherworldly likeness.


More than 250 artists from around the country, representing 19 different disciplines will showcase their art at the Bayou City Art Festival on March 23-24, 2024 in Downtown Houston, instead of Memorial Park as in previous years due to a scheduling conflict with the PGA Houston Open that will be held in Memorial Park in 2024.

Llergo said: “My process involves oil glazing for color, acrylic impasto for depth, and 24K gold gilding for luminosity. Through the interplay of color, texture, and symbolism, my art becomes a conduit for the magic of existence. I aim to evoke not only visual appreciation but also a profound connection to life's vitality. Upon closer inspection, I hope viewers are inspired to generate positive forces in their own lives. My art is a concise yet rich exploration of the magic within motion and the transformative power of existence.”


A multicultural heritage artist, Llergo was born and raised in Mexico City, where her roots intertwine with Mexican, Armenian, and Spanish heritage. Her academic pursuits led her to attain a bachelor’s degree in graphic design and further advancing her skills through specialized studies in Multimedia, Animation and Abstract Art. While keeping art at the forefront of her mind and heart, Llergo enjoyed a successful corporate career and in 2007, she made the pivotal decision to transition to a full-time career in art. Since then, her work has garnered widespread acclaim, earning her a devoted following throughout North America as well as many accolades as Outstanding Achievement and Best of Show awards at esteemed art shows and exhibitions across the United States.

In 2024, Bayou City Art Festival will bring diverse artists to Bayou City Art Festivals while supporting local organizations and promoting the impact that art has on the Houston community. As the nation’s premier spring outdoor art festival in the U.S., Bayou City Art Festival will provide guests with the opportunity to meet artists, view original works, and purchase one-of-a-kind art, prints, jewelry, sculptures, functional art and more.  


The festival features two entertainment stages, a food truck park, a craft beer and wine garden, additional live entertainment and beverage stations throughout the festival, an Active Imagination Zone, a VIP Hospitality Lounge and much more. An exhibition of student artwork composed of the top 30 finalists from the Middle School Art Competition will also be featured. 


Online early bird tickets will soon be available at for $18 for adults, $5 for children 6-12, and children under five are free. Adult tickets purchased after March 15, 2024, are $20. VIP Hospitality Lounge tickets are $75 and include admission to the festival. Online pre-purchased tickets are required to enter the festival. Physical tickets will not be sold at the gate and can only be purchased online.  


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About Bayou City Art Festival: 

Since the founding of the Westheimer Art Festival, now known as Bayou City Art Festival, the Art Colony Association, Inc. has raised more than $3.6 million for local nonprofit programs from the proceeds of its festivals. Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park in the spring and Bayou City Art Festival Downtown in the fall has provided a venue for more than 20,000 artists to showcase their work to thousands of art lovers from all over the world. The festivals are funded in part by grants from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, corporate sponsorships, private contributions, in-kind support and volunteer assistance. 


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