The festival is Saturday, May 2, 10 AM to 7 PM, and Sunday, May 3, 10 AM to 5 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 45th 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.
The City of Richardson strives to make sure that Cottonwood Art Festival is an accessible event.
Accommodation requests for persons with disabilities should be made at least 14 days in advanced of the festival by contacting Susan Mattison, ADA Coordinator, via phone at 972 744-0908, via email at ADACoordinator@cor.gov, or by appointment at 1621 E. Lookout Drive, Richardson, TX 75082.
Individuals needing to schedule assistance with DART Paratransit please contact DART directly at 214-515-7272.