On Saturday, May 4th, Santa Monica artist Peter Tigler guided festival attendees of all ages in a fun participatory art mural on a specifically designed canvas titled “There’s An Art to Having Fun!”

Combining the ancient art of color-by-number and the high tech method of finger-painting, Tigler draws the shapes, fills in the numbers, mixes the colors, and creates the stage for the painting to take place. Then, each painter gets a paint-filled small cup that has a number on it that matches the number on the canvas. They go up to the canvas and match the number, and just dab the paint on the surface. It is simple and so much fun!

In celebration of our 50th Year, Cottonwood Art Festival invited guests to participate in this interactive art experience held at Cottonwood Park in the City of Richardson.

Giant Mural at Cottonwood Art Festival

There's an art to having fun at Cottonwood Art Festival and YOU can help paint this giant mural! It's easy and we provide everything your fingers need to add a pop of color to this collaborative piece of art. We're taking a live video to post at the end to show how many people participated and reveal the final artwork. Open Saturday 10am – 7pm and Sunday 10 am – 5pm. Admission is FREE! #CottonwoodArtFest www.cottonwoodartfestival.com

Posted by Cottonwood Art Festival on Saturday, May 4, 2019

Tigler brings a unique vision to his dramatic, recognizable pieces, which include traditional media and cutting-edge computer images. He has created public participation murals for The Getty Museum, Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors, Providence College and cities including Santa Monica and Marina del Rey.

This is a GoPro time lapse video of the mural recently created by Peter Tigler and participants at Cottonwood Art Festival in Richardson, Texas.