Cottonwood Art Festival Extends Hours

The 44th annual Cottonwood Art Festival has extended its hours from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., May 5, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., May 6, at Cottonwood Park, in Richardson. The free, biannual North Texas juried show features over 240 artists displaying their creative works of art and a variety of interactive family activities.

Categories of museum-quality works of art include mixed media, ceramics, digital, drawings, pastels, fiber, glass, jewelry, leather, metalwork, painting, photography, sculpture and wood. In addition to the art exhibits, festival activities include vendors of art and art accessories, live music by local bands performing rock, country, jazz, blues, swing and folk, food and spirits and a hands-on, interactive ArtStop for kids of all ages.

The ArtStop offers the opportunity to create a sculpture hat from scrap, design a masterpiece in plaster, add to an enormous collage, paint a reusable canvas backpack or practice sculpting clay on a real potter’s wheel. Some ArtStop activities require a small fee.

Location: 1321 W. Beltline Rd., Richardson. For more information, call 972-744-4581 or visit

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