Cottonwood Art Festival remains on pause through 2021 but looks forward to a return in the future. In the meantime, follow us on social media and our website as we strive to support our artists and their work. Subscribers of our newsletter also receive curated collections with direct links to the artist.

The festival continues to engage viewers and promote the hundreds of artists that have shown over the years with articles on the website and showcasing on Facebook and Instagram.   Curated pieces are also detailed in the newsletter that feature online Etsy stores, Texas based artists, category specific mediums, seasonal collections, and community updates. Cottonwood Art Festival is dedicated to using existing platforms for the purpose of cross-promoting the artwork that the artists want shared with the public. This collaborative effort is to shine a light on the beautiful creations that are born during these seasons of uncertainty. 

MICHELLE MCDOWELL SMITH MIXES POETRY AND PAINTINGS

Michelle McDowell Smith is a Floridian and her current body of work is titled Of Land and Sky, Whimsical and Free. The work’s focus is centered in longstanding memories, fleeting ideas, and hope for the future. Since 2014 Michelle has shown this body of work at more...

COTTONWOOD ART FESTIVAL SELECTS MARJOLYN VAN DER HART AS FEATURED ARTIST

Cottonwood Art Festival has selected Marjolyn van der Hart as the featured artist for the 53rd semi-annual show in Richardson, Texas. Creating captivating scenes with layers of nostalgia, Marjolyn uses history to piece together charming stories.

CONTEMPORARY IMPRESSIONIST NIKI GULLEY

"Focusing on showing the landscape in a new and unconventional way, I want to show a twist on reality with nature abstracted."    NIKI GULLEY ARTCONTEMPORARY IMPRESSIONIST - NIKI GULLEYContemporary impressionist Niki Gulley was classically trained for six years in all...

FIVE ART STORES FEATURING COTTONWOOD ARTISTS

The galaxy awaits for those who are looking for online art stores to shop. Here are five artists who have shown at Cottowood Art Festival and offer pieces through Etsy and website galleries. It’s easy and simple to browse and buy from their collections. Many also accept custom orders or commissions. 

LENS OF NATURE – NEW SERIES BY GEROME BONNER

BONNER FINE ART"Cottonwood Art Festival is a high quality art festival and has a real Texas feel; as the crowd and staff are warm and welcoming."GEROME BONNERLENS OF NATURE - NEW SERIES BY GEROME BONNERGerome Bonner, award winning photography artist revealed a new...

NATURE AND MATHEMATICS INSPIRE ADAM HOFFMAN

Salt Lake City artist Adam Hoffman’s creations are the embodiment of the organically occurring phenomenon of fractals.

Watch The Swatch Blur Into Art

Jennifer Lashbrook, a Dallas local artist transforms her passion for color into extraordinary pixelated masterpieces.

MARJOLYN VAN DER HART PAINTS WITH LAYERS OF NOSTALGIC CHARM

MEMORY ART GIRL"Today is the day to tell the story about Persistence. Take hold of the challenges and push through them. What challenges? The challenge of change. The challenge of judgement. The challenge of getting up and facing the day. It’s all about...

23 FIBER ARTISTS – FAN FAVORITE SHOWCASE

 Let your eyes weave through the baskets, sandals, garments, silks, shawls, coats and clutches.  Browse the 23 fiber artists and then take measure before trimming it down to just one artist.  Fans may vote once this week and voting is open until Friday, September 18,...

NATIONAL DOG DAY

Cottonwood Art Festival's É-newsletter is a virtual gallery of artwork and the August 26 Café celebrated National Dog Day.  The following artists were featured:  Armik Malkian, Ken Newman, Michael Vistia, Michelle Mardis, Alexander Brown, Bob and Patti Stern, and...

MEET WFAA MARC ISTOOK AND CLEO GREENE AT THE FESTIVAL

Visit the WFAA Family First booth and meet WFAA personalities including Daybreak Anchor Marc Istook and Weekend Anchor Cleo Greene at Cottonwood Art Festival on Saturday, May 7 from 12:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. Discover more than 200 visual artists from around the...

PERFORMERS ANNOUNCED FOR CUPCAKE VINEYARDS COURTYARD AND ACOUSTIC STAGES

Cottonwood Art Festival announces the performance lineup for May 7-8 that will celebrate the 53rd semi-annual show at Cottonwood Park in Richardson. In addition to a juried art show featuring more than 200 artists from around the world, the free admission includes...

SUMMAIYAH KARIM WINS BEST OF SHOW AND PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD

COTTWOOD ART FESTIVAL EMERGING ARTIST BEST OF SHOW & PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDSummaiyah Karim Richardson High School Acrylic, Pen, Needle and Thread, Watercolor, Colored Pencils I have been doing art from the moment I could pick up a pencil. I have always loved the...

COTTONWOOD ART FESTIVAL SELECTS MARJOLYN VAN DER HART AS FEATURED ARTIST

Cottonwood Art Festival has selected Marjolyn van der Hart as the featured artist for the 53rd semi-annual show in Richardson, Texas. Creating captivating scenes with layers of nostalgia, Marjolyn uses history to piece together charming stories.

ARTIST CALL FOR SPRING 2022

Cottonwood Art Festival is currently accepting applications for the Spring 2022 show scheduled for May 7-8 in Cottonwood Park located in Richardson, Texas. The online form is available through ZAPP and deadline to submit is January 7, 2022 at midnight and the...

The Art of Love – Sharing Joy & Valentine’s Day Cards

The Art of Love is a new Valentine's Day community outreach program we hope will share a little joy and spread the love. Cottonwood Art Festival set a goal to collect at least 800 handmade cards and disperse them to several senior living facilities leading up to...

RICHARDSON TO NOT HOST 2021 SPRING COTTONWOOD ART FESTIVAL

“Sadly the City of Richardson has made the final decision to not host a 2021 Spring Cottonwood Art Festival. This decision was not made lightly; however, it is the best decision for our community. We will be back better than ever, as soon as allowed."   - Serri Ayers,...

SHOP SHIRTS, CAPS & VISORS IN THE FESTIVAL STORE

T-shirts, caps, visors and tank tops can be purchased all year in the online Cottonwood Art Festival Merchandise store. Festival items are generally available every Fall and Spring in the information booth and often sell out during the two-day shows that occur in May...

23 FIBER ARTISTS – FAN FAVORITE SHOWCASE

 Let your eyes weave through the baskets, sandals, garments, silks, shawls, coats and clutches.  Browse the 23 fiber artists and then take measure before trimming it down to just one artist.  Fans may vote once this week and voting is open until Friday, September 18,...

ARTSTOP TO-GO KITS INCLUDE FOUR CRAFTS

Get creative at home with Cottonwood Art Festival ArtStop To-Go kits that include for four popular crafts that your kids will enjoy. Pre-order the to-go box by September 15 for $15 and you'll receive supplies for four fun hands-on art projects. The first craft is...