The scenic banks along The Woodlands Waterway and Town Green Park will once again come alive with fine art during the weekend of April 9 & 10 as the Fidelity Investments The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival takes place.
As a jewel of the Texas arts scene, this festival is ranked among the top fine arts festivals in the country and has been consistently voted as the “Best Event In The Woodlands” for 10 years in a row.
In its 17th year and produced by The Woodlands Arts Council, this outdoor fine arts show will feature original artwork ranging across a variety of mediums including painting, drawing, clay, metal, woodworks, photography, mixed media, as well as jewelry, leather, and fiber created by over 200 jury-selected local, national, and international artists.
Live music by a variety of bands, food vendors from local restaurants, and fun art activities for kids round out this long-standing springtime tradition for families and locals.
The festival will be held Saturday, April 9, and Sunday, April 10, from 10 am to 6 pm with early access at 9 am for senior citizens and VIP pass holders.
New this year, there’s no need to stand in line to buy tickets as they are conveniently available for purchase online only at www.thewoodlandsartscouncil.org. Here, you can also purchase tickets to the popular festival kick-off Art Dash Party presented by The Woodlands Compounding Pharmacy set for Friday, April 8 from 6-10 pm at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott. Enjoy mingling with the artists, live entertainment, delicious light bites and signature cocktails along with the ever-popular 60-second Art Dash. Purchase a separate dash ticket online when you purchase your ticket to the party to experience the excitement of dashing for a treasured piece of art to take home!
This year’s featured festival artist is Guillloume. A native of Colombia, he is an incredibly talented painter and sculptor and who will charm and enlighten you with his stellar work and art for storytelling. Guilloume’s featured art, entitled Celebrating Abundance, which is a stunning 6-foot-tall by 4-foot-wide oil-on-metal triptych, will be auctioned off at the Art Dash Party.
The Howard Hughes Corporation is proud to support this community favorite event by serving as an Anchor Sponsor. Through contributions of funding to its public art program and in collaboration with The Woodlands Arts Council, The Howard Hughes Corporation has curated a collection of outdoor art works, including 56 outdoor sculptures, 24 art benches and now a new 35,000-square-foot mural!
A celebration for the new mural will take place as part of a free event the weekend of April 9th & 10th from 12 – 4 PM at 1 Waterway Square, where live music, food carts and family-friendly activities will welcome the public to enjoy the new community space, in conjunction with The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival.
Make plans with your friends and family to stroll along The Woodlands Waterway to browse an abundance of fine art and enjoy music, food, and activities at the festival and visit the new art mural at Waterway Square Garage.