HOUSTON (September 11, 2017) – The Center for Hearing and Speech is celebrating 70 years with its annual fundraiser and street painting festival, HOUSTON VIA COLORI. VIA COLORI is one of Houston’s largest and most well-known annual, downtown art festivals. In its 12th year, VIA COLORI boasts an attendance of 30,000, three stages of live music, a delightful array of local food and beverage vendors, and award-winning street painters from all over the world.
“The attendance at the festival is just as diverse as the client population we serve. VIA COLORI is for everyone, and we want to make the world that accessible to our children,” said Renée Davis, Executive Director of The Center for Hearing and Speech. “In the beginning, people were unclear about what a street art festival was. By year two the significance of the festival was clear. The artists enjoyed interacting with their peers and interfacing with the public. The public was astonished by the undeniable talent of the artists. The city embraced it.”
VIA COLORI raises more than $400,000 annually to fund critical health and educational services for local children with mild to profound hearing loss. Since its inception, VIA COLORI has raised a staggering $3,000,000 for the cause.
VIA COLORI is a 2-day festival beginning on Saturday, November 18 and ending on Sunday, November 19. General admission is $7 leading up to Via Colori and $10 at the door. Children under 18 and students with a valid college ID will receive free admission. The ticket price is good for both days of the festival.
WHAT: The 12th annual Houston VIA COLORI celebrating 70 years in color
WHEN: Saturday, November 18, 2017, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday, November 19, 2017, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
WHERE: Downtown Houston at Hermann Square at City Hall and the surrounding streets of McKinney, Bagby and Walker.
COST: General admission is $7 in advance, $10 at the door, and VIP Lounge Passes are $40 each
MORE INFO: www.HoustonViaColori.com
CELEBRATING 70 Years
This year, Via Colori will be celebrating 70 years in color. In honor of the Center’s 70th Anniversary. Our events, entertainment and artwork will all be inspired by the past seven decades.
For attendees who want to enhance their festival experience, Via Colori will feature an exclusive VIP Lounge. Lounge admission is $40 and includes food and drinks and admission into six fun-filled mini-events within the Lounge. Tickets can be purchased online at www.HoustonViaColori.com.