Updated: Nov 22, 2020
Due to the mandates of Harris County and the City of Baytown to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, this event has been postponed. When rescheduling information becomes available, we will post it here. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we all navigate this public health emergency together.
Arts & Eats Fest is coming up on March 21 in Baytown’s Downtown Arts District from 4 pm – 8 pm. Food trucks, chalk art, fire truck pulls, shopping, public art—there is so much happening in the Town Square that the festivities actually spills out over 2 blocks on each side. This is a free, family friendly event, so have fun, explore the downtown, and remember that all the money raised from art demos benefits the Rising Stars, an adult special needs art class here in Baytown. Here is everything you need to know before you go!
1. Food Trucks & Other Eateries in Downtown
Food trucks come from all over Houston, park around Town Square, and serve up some of the most scrumptious food like smoked gouda, shrimp and bacon poutine and surf & turf burgers. But if food trucks aren’t your thing, right across from the square is Wazabi Sushi Bar and Sabor of Mexico, the newest dining establishment in the Downtown Arts District. Wazabi is a laid back atmosphere where you can order some of the best Asian fusion dishes in the area. Next door, Sabor features real fruit ice cream pops and a variety of ice cream flavors.
2. Art, Art and more Art!
Around the fountain in Town Square, 6 incredible chalk artists will spend hours perfecting beautiful masterpieces in 10x10 squares. Painters, pencil artists, and potters will be scattered throughout the square and near the Umbrella Alley hosting live art demos. All canvas art created during the Arts & Eats Fest will be auctioned off at a later date to help raise funds for the Rising Stars Program.
3. We Bring the Beats
Not only are you able to eat yummy food and help raise money for a worthy cause, but this year’s Arts & Eats Fest is full of entertainment that you don’t want to miss. Lee College and Goose Creek CISD will be hosting live Jazz in the Square between 4pm-8pm. Check out the full music schedule here.
4. Let the kids chalk!
Can’t forget about the kiddos!! The open air courtyard of the Baytown Visitor Information Center (formerly known as the Brunson Theater) will be open for a children’s coloring area. Chalk will be provided and is completely free. Please remember to ONLY chalk on the ground—no walls, pillars, or benches. The courtyard can be accessed on the West Pearce Street.
Have questions? Contact us at 281-691-6710. And if you share your pictures on social media, hashtag #iheartbaytown and they may get featured on our Baytown Tourism, Baytown Parks and Recreation, and Art League of Baytown social media pages!