What is the Butterfly Festival?

The Butterfly Festival marries the skills of local artists and art students to adorn our community with the loveliest insects in all creation. Super-sized aluminum butterflies will be created and displayed across the area, adding life to streets, parks, businesses, and schools. The proceeds raised from the sale of these butterflies will benefit the Visual Arts Program and the scholarship fund at Newspring, opening the door to the arts and to higher education for students who could never dream of college.

Come and spread your wings and fly with the butterflies! Glide into owning a butterfly (or two). Land on a sponsorship, giving a butterfly
to the school, church or charity of your choice. We will even create a butterfly of your personal design. And feel good about the at-risk students whose lives will be transformed by a college education that was out of their reach.

Thank you Leslie Sinclair, for the mention! Check out her wonderful post about butterflies.


The Butterflies are landing!

Stay tuned to see where they will land next...

Westside Homeless Prevention

The Friends of Westside Homeless Prevention purchased a Newspring butterfly through WHP to support both the students of Newspring and the families of WHP. It has been placed at Memorial Green with the cooperation of the Midway Company and Catherine Sdao between...

Midway Butterflies

Purchased by Midway, these butterflies were chosen to promote and help students in Spring Branch. Designed and painted by local schools and Newspring alumni. The cityscape design was created by a student at St. Mark Lutheran Church, titled 'City Scape' and painted by...

St. Philip Presbyterian Church

A beautiful butterfly incorporating many cherished symbols of the parish sits in the east lawn of the church. The butterfly was gifted by several church families.    

David Weekley Homes

Another butterfly has landed! Natividad Mosqueda, a graduate of Newspring's art program and scholarship recipient, designed this whimsical butterfly. Thanks to David Weekley Homes, Newspring awarded five additional college scholarships totaling $12,500 during the...

The Amazing Place

A beautiful butterfly has just landed in the garden of the Amazing Place which provides fellowship, memory care and wellness for adults with mild to moderate memory loss and support to their families and the community. Grace and Gary Olander purchased the butterfly...

Interested in owning a mini butterfly?

Frequently Asked Questions

Who Benefits from the Butterfly Festival?

Local at-risk students who receive college scholarships. For students who could never imagine attending college, this will truly change their lives and the lives of their families

Who are the sponsors?

Each butterfly has a sponsor. Sponsors participate on one of four levels, including Kaleidoscope Sponsor, Swarm Sponsor, Family Sponsor and Butterfly Patron. Sponsors choose a design from those submitted by our local artists and art students, or they may design their own (must be approved by our Butterfly Review Board). Sponsors include businesses, foundations, churches, schools and individuals.

Who are the artists?

Local professional artists, art teachers and art students in SBISD schools. Upon approval, designs will be made available to sponsors, who may select from them or submit their own design.

Where will the butterflies be placed?

The butterflies will land at the chosen location of each sponsor. These could be literally anywhere in the Greater Houston area — schools, businesses, parks, churches, etc. Maps will direct local residents who wish to drive through the area to see them.

How can I get involved?

If you’d like to volunteer to fly with the butterflies, sign up on our volunteer portal.

Browse The Designs