Canvas Classics

Paint a colorful masterpiece, like Picasso, with a brush in Canvas Classic. Kids are welcome to paint on a real canvas propped on an easel with a selection of different paints.

Clay Play

Clay Play will teach children how to form polymer clay into colorful sculpture or beads to make their own necklace, key chain or whatever else they can imagine.

Cultural Corner

Celebrate the Coronation of Prince Charles by creating your own King or Queen Crown. Decorate it as you wish and march through the festival as the newly crowned King or Queen of England! 

Creating in ArtStop

Dandy Dragonflies

Create a colorful dragonfly to take flight throughout Cottonwood Park, visiting each artist along the way!  


Richardson Express

Choo-choo! All aboard the City of Richardson 150th Birthday express. Join in the fun and celebrate Richardson’s 150th birthday by creating your very own train! 

Throwin Mud

Throwin’ Mud

It’s okay for kids to play in the mud at Throwin’ Mud, an activity station guided by ArtStop’s own master potters. Kids will learn to throw a pot or form a vase on an electric potter’s wheel.

Wee Weavers Sunflowers

Add your own Wildflower! to the scene at Cottonwood Park! Watch a sunflower come to life as kids construct their own organic art. 

ArtStop F.A.Q.

Where is ArtStop located?

ArtStop is located near the southside of the Lakeside Courtyard. Just follow the paintbrushes and signs!

What hours is ArtStop open?

ArtStop is open during regular festival hours, Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. and Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Is there a fee to participate in the activities?

Each activity is available for a nominal fee ranging from $2 per child ( 2 tickets) and up. Additional activities are available in ArtStop free of charge such as chiseling, chalk art and magnificent magnets.

Where do I purchase tickets for the activities?

Tickets can be purchased inside the ArtStop Children’s area at the ticket booth.

What type of payment do you accept for tickets?

Tickets can be purchased using cash or any major credit card. ATM’s are located through out the Festival site for your convenience.

What if I don't use all my tickets?

ArtStop tickets are non-refundable but may be easily purchased as needed for each activity within the children’s area. Tickets are valid for use all weekend on Saturday and Sunday during regular festival hours.