Cottonwood Art Festival
May 6 - May 7, 2017
Now in its 47th year, the semi-annual 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, the prestigious show is the premier fine art event in North Texas.
Cottonwood Art Festival is more than just the art. The festival also features top local bands performing the best in rock, country, jazz, blues, swing and folk. Check out the courtyard, sit in the shade by the lake, relax and enjoy the music. Spirits are also available in the courtyard.
We hope to inspire participation in Richardson’s wide variety of events and activities by providing you with comprehensive information about what to do and where to go for unique cultural experiences. Our goal is to make art an important part of every day, and we hope this site will help you as you seek to explore art exhibit, enjoy a performance or create a work of art of your own.