ABOUT THE ART FESTIVAL

In honor of our 50th anniversary, the Cottonwood Art Festival website will return with an all-new updated design on March 1, 2019. Please check back.

Cottonwood Art Festival is a semi-annual event that features work from the nation's top visual artists. Located in scenic Cottonwood Park in Richardson, Texas (map), this prestigious art show has been a part of Richardson life for almost fifty years. The festival takes place on the first full weekend in May and the first full weekend in October each year. Admission is free.

Cottonwood Art Festival is a juried show. This year approximately 1,400 artists submitted their work for consideration. For each show, jurors select over 240 artists to exhibit their museum-quality work. 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.