Cottonwood Art Festival Features Juried Art Show

The Cottonwood Art Festival will be held May 4 and 5, at Cottonwood Park, in Richardson, featuring works from the nation’s top visual artists. The free North Texas biannual juried show showcases selected artists displaying their creative works and a variety of interactive family activities.

More than 240 artists from among 1,400 entries were chosen to exhibit their

museumquality work in mixed media, ceramics, digital, drawings/pastels, fiber, glass, jewelry, leather, metalwork, painting, photography, sculpture and wood. Michelle Mardis has been chosen as the featured artist.

A hands-on interactive ArtStop offers children of all ages 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 their hand at sculpting clay on a real potter’s wheel. Other activities include vendors of art and art accessories, live music, festival food, beverages and spirits.

Festival hours are from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., May 4 and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., May 5. Parking is free and a shuttle will run both days of the festival from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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

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