Artful Anniversary

Celebrating 5 years of Buffalo Bayou Park

In celebration of the 5th anniversary of the completion of Buffalo Bayou Park, Buffalo Bayou Partnership is hosting Artful Anniversary, a series of 5 unique virtual performances and experiences through the month of October. Grab your party hat, tune in to our website or visit the park on your own, and enjoy the music, dance and art along Houston’s 160-acre award-winning green space. All 5-Year Artful Anniversary programs are free and available online. 

Urban Yarnage 

On view now through November 30 at the Rosemont Bridge 

This nature-themed knitted art commemorates Buffalo Bayou’s ecological diversity and makes for an Insta-worthy picture to say “Happy 5-Year Anniversary” to Buffalo Bayou Park!


Houston Grand Opera 

Songs on the Water 
October 10,  7 PM 

Singers from Houston Grand Opera perform on the BBP pontoon boat-turned-stage and on the Carruth Bridge, overlooking Buffalo Bayou, and the excitement is sure to crescendo on this cruise with Songs on the Water


Urban Souls Dance Company

Take Me to the Water 

October 17, 7 PM 

With the art of dance, movement and physical expression, Urban Souls will make use of the vast, cavernous space of the Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern for a subterranean performance like the 94-year old Cistern has never seen. 


Carmen Herrera 

Estructuras Monumentales
October 22, 2020 – April 23, 2021 in the Fondren Foundation Meadow 

Walk among the larger-than-life shapes of Estructuras Monumentales, an exhibition of outdoor sculptures by the 105-year-old artist Carmen Herrera (b. 1915, Havana, Cuba).  

Estructuras Monumentales is co-presented with New York’s Public Art Fund. Leadership support for Estructuras Monumentales in Houston provided by Erika and John Toussaint. Benefactor support provided by Farrell Family Foundation and Susan and Leonard Feinstein, with additional funding from an Anonymous Donor, Tony Bechara, Leslie and Brad Bucher, and Lisson Gallery. Buffalo Bayou Partnership is funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.

Información en español aquí.

Photo credit:
Carmen Herrera, Untitled Estructura (Red), 1962/2018, Acrylic and aluminum, 96 x 128 3/8 x 45 7/8 in.
Carmen Herrera, Pavanne, 1967/2017, Acrylic and aluminum, 108 x 108 x 72 in.
Carmen Herrera, Angulo Blanco, 2017, Acrylic and aluminum, 84 x 120 7/8 x 19 in.
Carmen Herrera, Gemini (Green), 1971/2019, Acrylic and aluminum, 84 x 151 1/4 x 15 1/8 in.
© Carmen Herrera; Courtesy Lisson Gallery
On view as part of Carmen Herrera: Estructuras Monumentales, presented in collaboration with Buffalo Bayou Partnership and Public Art Fund at Buffalo Bayou Park, Houston, October 22, 2020 to April 23, 2021
Photo: (c) 2020 Paul Hester,courtesy Buffalo Bayou Partnership



October 24, 7 PM

Curated by DACAMERA, performances by musicians of different genres will be compiled into a film, recorded at three iconic spaces in Buffalo Bayou Park.  

Deeper Dive: Buffalo Bayou Park’s 5th Anniversary

“Dive Deeper” into the process and planning of how Buffalo Bayou Park came to be one of Houston’s favorite urban greenspaces! This presentation includes two people that were integral in the planning and execution – Guy Hagstette, BBP Board Member and Vice President of Parks and Civic Projects at the Kinder Foundation and Scott McCready, Principal of SWA Group. Originally aired September 24.

As we commemorate the 5th Anniversary of Buffalo Bayou Park, Buffalo Bayou Partnership sincerely thanks the Kinder Foundation and all of the generous donors who made this transformational project possible along with our many partners including the City of Houston through Houston Parks & Recreation, Harris County Flood Control District, and Downtown Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) #3.

Artful Anniversary is funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance, Conely Foundation, and SWA Group.

Continue the celebration and support Buffalo Bayou Partnership on Thursday, November 5 at the BBP Picnic: Celebrating Five Years of Buffalo Bayou Park! Proceeds from our fall fundraising event cover a significant portion of our operating budget, and your support is needed now more than ever.