Spring has sprung and the Brazos Valley is celebrating by adding new colors to the town. The eighth annual Downtown Street and Art Fair will be held in Downtown Bryan on April 8. A featured event of Texas A&M’s Family Weekend, the Fair strives to bring together artists from the area and beyond, and display the rich and lively Historic Downtown Bryan.

The Street and Art Fair, held from 10am to 6pm, will feature artists and craftsmen from around the area with their creations on sale. The streets will provide live music and street performers to add to the Fair’s artistic flair. More than 30 artists from the state will have their art, sculptures, and jewelry on display.

Interactive areas will be available for attendees to learn by demonstration and create their own art, and activities for children will be located at the Village Café Alley, including a bouncy house, balloon animals, henna tattoos, and face painting. The original pieces will make for memorable souvenirs, too.

The Fair is also to mean to bring awareness to Downtown Bryan’s renewal project to reconstruct the history in buildings. According to the Downtown Bryan Association, the highlight of the day will be the Steamroller Printmaking event. Teams of artists will be required to create prints on linoleum, which will then be transferred to paper by driving a roller— donated by Redtail Rental— over the design.

Cost of admission is free and photos from previous years are available on the Downtown Street and Art Fair Facebook page. Parking and venue maps are available on the Downtown Bryan website. The Facebook page also contains information for volunteer sign-ups for short shifts on the day of the event. The Fair will start at 10am and will run through 6pm, but parking will be tight.

Come to enjoy live street performances, spring shopping, and a variety of restaurants. Spend part your day with an artistic and enriching Aggieland Family Weekend in Downtown Bryan.