Cottonwood Art Festival is pleased to present Michelle Mardis as the featured artist for the spring 2013 event. Learn more about her and work on our Featured Artist page.
Emerging ArtistsNew this year, we are adding a People's Choice Award so that Cottonwood fans and patrons can vote for their favorite Emerging Artists! To place your vote, take a look at the artists or check out their exhibits at the Eisemann Center's Green Mezzanine Gallery during April. Then head over to our Facebook page and select your favorite! Voting closes April 17.
The festival is Saturday, May 4, 10 AM to 7 PM, and Sunday, May 5, 10 AM to 6 PM. Cottonwood Park is located at 1321 W. Belt Line Road, one block east of Coit Road in Richardson, TX. Parking and admission are free. The artists’ works are available for purchase, as are food and beverages, and some children’s events require a fee.
Now in its 44th year, the bi-annual Cottonwood Art Festival is a juried show. Jurors have selected over 240 artists from 1,400 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. Food and spirits are also available in the courtyard.