Discovering Art at Cottonwood

Looking for some art to hang on the walls of your new apartment? THIS WEEKEND Cottonwood Art Festival, the semi-annual event, will feature the works from some of 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. The festival takes place on the first full weekend in May and the first full weekend in October each year and admission is free!


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. A list of this year’s artists can be found on the Event Artists page.


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. 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 are created and designed by Donal McKinney, owner of Green Sculptor.

Find out more details about Cottonwood Art Festival here.

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