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 

October 3 – 31 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 

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Photo by Jim Olive

Singers from Houston Grand Opera will perform on the BBP pontoon boat-turned-stage, 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 

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Photo by Shocphoto Imagery LLC

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 in Houston provided by Erika and John Toussaint. Benefactor support provided by Farrell Family Foundation and Susan and Leonard Feinstein, with additional funding from Leslie and Brad Bucher and Lisson Gallery.

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.
Pavanne, 1967/2017, Acrylic and aluminum, 108 x 108 x 72 in.
© Carmen Herrera; Courtesy Lisson Gallery, On view as part of Carmen Herrera: Estructuras Monumentales, presented by Public Art Fund at City Hall Park, New York City, July 11, 2019 – November 8, 2019
Photo: Nicholas Knight, Courtesy of Public Art Fund, NY



October 24, 7 PM

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Photo by Jonnu Singleton/SWA Group

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

Enhancement of the 160-acre Buffalo Bayou Park was a collaboration of Buffalo Bayou Partnership, the Kinder Foundation, the City of Houston through Houston Parks & Recreation Department and Harris County Flood Control District.  BBP maintains and operates the park with annual funding provided by the 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.