now in its 49th year the semi-annual Cottonwood Art Festival will host the Fall show this weekend, October 6-7, 2018 at Cottonwood Park in Richardson, Texas. Free admission and free parking with live music, craft beer garden, food trucks, and 240 artists from around the world.
Cottonwood Art Festival is a semi-annual event which 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.
“This FREE semi-annual event features works from the nation’s top visual artists and has been a part of Richardson life for almost fifty years”
This FREE semi-annual event features works from the nation’s top visual artists and has been a part of Richardson life for almost fifty years. The festival takes place on the first full weekend in May and the first full weekend in October each year.
Cottonwood features top local bands performing the best in rock, country, jazz, blues, swing and folk. Grab a seat in the Courtyard and enjoy a view of the lake, a tasty beverage including craft beer, and catch your favorite band as they rock on throughout the day. The food court stage is also sure to provide an exceptional music experience, featuring a variety of different artist, playing your favorites as you choose your next tasty treat from one of our many food vendors.
nNow in its 49th year, Cottonwood Art Festival is a juried show. Jurors have selected over 240 artists from 800 submissions to exhibit their museum-quality work at the festival. 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. Rated as one of the top art festivals in the United States, this prestigious show is the premier fine art event in North Texas.
Featuring works from the nation’s top visual artists!
Cottonwood isn’t just about visual art. The festival also features music with 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 your food and spirits. The festival offers so much to see and experience, you may want to consider breaking it into two days so you can truly enjoy the spirit of the event without overdoing it, plus it makes you feel less guilty from munching some of the scrumptious offerings from so many food vendors that seem to magically beckon you as you stroll by.
Saturday, October 6, 2018: 10 am – 7 pm
Sunday, October 7, 2018: 10 am – 5 pm
Cottonwood Park, centrally located in the metroplex at 1321 W. Belt Line Rd. Richardson, TX