The one-of-a-kind Via Colori Street Festival is back and bigger than ever! If you’re thinking about attending, here are a few things you need to know before you enjoy the amazing art taking over downtown Houston.

What is the Via Colori Street Festival?

Each November, the Via Colori Street Festival brings together hundreds of amateur and professional artists from around the world to create works of art right on the streets of Houston. The purpose of the event is to raise money to support health and educational services for children with hearing loss through the Center for Hearing and Speech. This year’s theme is Sound and Cinema.

When is it?

Via Colori Street Festival will be Saturday, November 23rd and Sunday, November 24th, from 10 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.

Where will it take place?

The event will be at City Hall, located at 901 Bagby St., Houston, TX 77002, in downtown Houston.

How much does it cost?

Tickets purchased in advance are $7 and tickets purchased on site are $10. You can upgrade to the VIP experience for $40, which includes general admission and access to the VIP lounge where you can enjoy complimentary food, drinks and exclusive mini events.

Is it kid-friendly?

Absolutely! The event features the Via Bambini Family Zone, where there will be activities specific for kids.

Who are the artists in attendance?

There will be more than 280 local, national and international artists creating impressive chalk murals.

Will there be music?

Yes! Three stages will feature live musical performers offering a variety of genres of music.

Is there food?

You can’t have a really good festival without food. There will be food and beverage trucks, vendors and bar areas with options to satisfy every appetite. 

How many people will be there?

Via Colori draws about 30,000 people.

How does Via Colori help children with hearing and speech problems?

Money raised from Via Colori helps serve more than 8,500 children with hearing loss each year. Services include speech pathology therapy, free hearing screenings, hearing aids, cochlear implants and more.