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First come first serve and lottery systems are known methods for assigning booths, but Cottonwood Art Festival is a juried show with good reason. What is a juried show and how is it different from other art festivals? Juried competitions, have since the dawn of digital, afforded artists around the world opportunities to compete for inclusion in prestigious shows such as Cottonwood Art Festival.
D Magazine music contributor Alex Macon wrote an article on March 30, 2016 titled “How To See A Dozen Free Concerts In Dallas This Spring.” The mention gives a shout-out to us because we offer the public free admission, free parking, and live music all weekend.
Cottonwood Art Festival is a semi-annual juried show, and among the 240 artists selected to participate only one is chosen as the featured artist. “Pretty Bird” by artist Kristin DeSantis was recently announced as the crested crow to represent the Spring show being held May 7-8 at Cottonwood Park. Elongated talons and eyelashes intentionally convey the personality of “Pretty Bird” and DeSantis explains, “she is a sexy, slightly demure princess.”
Museum-quality art works from more than 240 visual artists from across the nation are the big lure to the prestigious Cottonwood Art Festival, but a mix in live music, fresh food, a children’s ArtStop creative area, homegrown craft beer, cocktails and wine will also be available to enjoy while taking in the sights or listening to the live music.
The Richardson art scene will be filled with excitement October 3-4, when the semi-annual Cottonwood Art Festival – and more than 240 of the nation’s top artists – arrive at scenic Cottonwood Park, transforming it into a fine outdoor gallery.
Richardson’s Cottonwood Art Festival brings top musical talent to an event known as Texas’ premier art festival. The fall festival, to be held October 3-4, 2015 in Richardson’s Cottonwood Park, will also feature local and regional musicians as they perform classic rock, pop, jazz, soul, and Latin favorites.