Cottonwood Art Festival is a semi-annual event which features works from the nation's top visual artists. Located in scenic Cottonwood Park in Richardson, Texas, this prestigious art show has been a part of Richardson life for over forty years. Admission is free.
Whether you're shopping for art, listening to music, enjoying the outdoors, or making art of your own, Cottonwood has something for you.
Need help finding your way around? Take a look at our site map!
Saturday, May 6, 2017: 10 am – 7 pm
Sunday, May 7, 2017: 10 am – 5 pm
Parking is located across the street from Cottonwood Park at the Richardson High School football stadium. A free shuttle is provided each day of the festival from 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 pm.
You will find the information for your online reservation link below. If you have questions or need help with the link, please do not hesitate to ask. We appreciate your business and look forward to a successful event.
Cottonwood Arts Festival
Start date: 5/4/17
End date: 5/8/17
Last day to book: 4/13/17
Marriott hotel(s) offering your special group rate:
· Courtyard Dallas Richardson at Spring Valley for 69.00 USD per night
Book your group rate for Cottonwood Arts Festival
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 Taylor Lough, ADA Coordinator, via phone at 972 744-4208, via email at ADACoordinator@cor.gov, or by appointment at 411 W Arapaho Road, Richardson, TX 75082. Individuals needing to schedule assistance with DART Paratransit please contact DART directly at 214-515-7272.
Click here for a map of Handicapped Parking.
ATMs are located outside the permanent pool house by the concession area on the main street of the festival. Festival merchandise and most artists accept major credit cards.
Because Cottonwood Art Festival is located in a public park, we allow well-behaved dogs, and a leash, accompanied by an adult. Please be considerate of artists and their art work and keep pets away from exhibits. If your pet damages an artist's exhibit or work, you will be asked to clean or purchase the item. All owners must clean up after their dogs. There are doggie bags located throughout the park.
If you feel that your dog does not socialize well with other dogs or individuals within a public setting, we ask that you please keep them at home. Any dog showing aggressive or unsuitable behavior will be asked to leave, along with their owner.
Cottonwood Art Festival selects a Featured Artist for each event. For information on our current Featured Artist, please visit our Featured Artist page.
Our pint-size Picassos will enjoy a wide array of art and craft activities. Children of all ages will have the opportunity to create a hat from scrap, design a wax hand, or practice their hand at sculpting clay on a real potter’s wheel.WATCH VIDEO
The Emerging Artists Program is an innovative and resourceful tool that mentors high school aged students in the art world. Students are encouraged to express themselves artistically and learn the process of exhibiting. This program only takes place in the spring and is proudly sponsored by Neighborhood Credit Union. View this year's emerging artists.
The Lakeside Courtyard is located near the center of the park directly off the main festival street. Cottonwood Lakeside Courtyard is home to Cottonwood's Boutique, The Main Stage, Festival Headquarters, and Artist Information Booth. The festival courtyard also offers beer, wine and frozen margaritas for purchase. Sit and relax while you enjoy food, spirits and live music while taking in this beautifully landscaped courtyard that borders Cottonwood Lake. The exquisite courtyard landscape was designed and donated by Donal McKinney owner of Green Sculptor.
CLICK HERE for Culinary Pleasures page
Cottonwood offers a tantalizing selection of unique and tasty culinary delights that will satisfy everyone’s taste buds.
Support the arts and purchase Official Cottonwood Merchandise in the Boutique, located in the Lakeside Courtyard. A variety of T-shirts, bags, jackets and much more are available for purchase. Cash and major credit cards are accepted.
To learn more about Cottonwood Art Festival, take a look at our Press Releases.