Richardson Cottonwood Art Festival – May 7 & 8

5 May

RICHARDSON, TX — Apr 06, 2011 / ( — At the Cottonwood Art Festival, pint-size Picassos in the crowd have their own special space — ArtStop, a hands-on, interactive children’s area at the May 7-8 festival at Cottonwood Park.

With the help of more than 100 volunteers, ArtStop creates a world of art that features life-size paint brushes and irresistible activities for every child.

Paint on a HUMONGOUS Monster Mural. Let your imagination run wild making your signature Cottonwood Cool Cap. Throw lots of mud onto a pottery wheel with ArtStop’s “Masta Potta.” Design your very own Cottonwood drawstring bag, a one-of-a-kind masterpiece forever.

Other activities include CastAway, Tile Painting, Chalk Board Easels (for young children), Chisel Away (chisel on a large block of plaster) and Magnetic Personalities (make faces and scenes using magnets on large magnetic boards). ArtStop is a unique experience available only at Cottonwood. Who knew art could be so much fun?

For adult art aficionados, the bi-annual Cottonwood Art Festival, features works from more than 240 of the nation’s top visual artists. The prestigious show is rated the fifth-best art festival in theUnited States, and is the premier fine arts event in North Texas. It is now in its 43rd year.

The festival will run 9 a.m-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 7 and 8, at Cottonwood Park, 1321 W. Beltline Road, one block east of Coit Road, in Richardson and is free of charge.

Works on display include paintings, sculptures, ceramics, jewelry, fiber art, art glass, woodwork, mixed media and photography by the finest artists in the country. All works are museum-quality.

Cottonwood’s beautiful courtyard/café area borders Cottonwood Lake and is the perfect stop to enjoy food, spirits and live music. The lakeside stage will host a variety of local and regional bands.




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