Richardson’s Cottonwood Art Festival Hosts 1,400 Juried Artists October 6th-7th

Cottonwood Art Festival is a semi-annual event that features works from the nation's top visual artists. Located in scenic Cottonwood Park in Richardson, Texas, this prestigious art show has been a part of Richardson life for over forty years. Cottonwood Art Festival is a juried show.

This year approximately 1,400 artists submitted their work for consideration. For each show, jurors select over 240 artists to exhibit their museum-quality work. The artists compete in 14 categories: 2D Mixed Media, 3D Mixed Media, Ceramics, Digital, Drawings/Pastels, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Leather, Metalwork, Painting, Photography, Sculpture and Wood.

The featured artist is chosen to represent Cottonwood’s marketing pieces, including t-shirts and posters. Cottonwood isn't just about the art, though. The festival also features local bands who perform the best in rock, country, jazz, blues, swing and folk.

Be sure to check out the Lakeside Courtyard, where you can sit in the shade by the lake and relax while you enjoy the music. Food and spirits are also available in the courtyard. The beautiful atmosphere and ambiance of the courtyard is created and designed by Donal McKinney, owner of Green Sculptor.

Art Stop Children's Area -
In the center of the festival, our pint-size Picassos will enjoy a wide array of art and craft activities. Children of all ages will have the opportunity to create a sculpture hat from scrap, design a masterpiece in plaster, add to an enormous collage, or practice their hand at sculpting clay on a real potter’s wheel.

Whether you're shopping for art, listening to music, enjoying the outdoors, or making art of your own, Cottonwood has something for you.

Cottonwood Art Festival

October 6th-7th
Hours are Friday- 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Saturday-10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Cottonwood Park
1321 W Beltline Rd.
Richardson, TX


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