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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...
Written by guest contributor Tracy Howe with What's Going On Dallas When you’re looking for a weekend activity, the Dallas area will never fall short. In the middle of it all is the City of Richardson, the home location for the semi-annual Cottonwood Art Festival....
The City of Richardson Names Kathleen Murphy Willer as Featured Artist for 50th Anniversary Celebration
RICHARDSON, Texas – April 2, 2019 To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the prestigious Cottonwood Art Festival, the City of Richardson today announces that Kathleen Murphy Willer has been named 2019 Spring Featured Artist. The long-running art event will be held May 4-5 in scenic Cottonwood Park.
The scores for the Art Fair SourceBook™ 2019 rankings reveal that Cottonwood Art Festival is moving up in the Top 10 fine art and fine craft events in the country. The year-over comparison of the AFSB ranking for Cottonwood Art Festival are as follows: 2019 Fine Art Ranking #7 and 2018 Fine Art Ranking #10.
Oil painter Betty Nash has announced that she is retiring from the festival circuit this year. Nash was first selected by a jury panel to show at Cottonwood Art Festival in October 1999 and October 2018 was her final farewell to festivals. Although Nash is a native Texan, she and her husband traveled to fine art shows across the country for decades.
Cottonwood Art Festival is honored to have been recognized at the 63rd Annual International Festivals & Events Association Convention, Expo & Retreat in San Diego, California. The City of Richardson Parks & Recreation accepted five prestigious IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards for the Festival.