Wednesday, April 26, 2017

LIVE ART AND AMY BURKMAN RETURN TO COTTONWOOD

Cottonwood Art Festival is excited to welcome back Live Art with professional muralist and multi-media artist Amy Burkman.  Live Art is an extremely versatile show in which Amy transforms a large canvas into a beautiful painting in less than ten minutes. 

The music, energy and art create a dynamic performance that will leave you inspired!  Live Art is much more than fast painting, it's a special display of an exciting artistic performance! 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

LOCAL TUNES TAKE THE COTTONWOOD STAGES




We have art, tasty drinks, cold beverages, and a fantastic Artstop for the kiddos, but did you also know that Cottonwood is also the home to many rocking performers found in the Dallas - Ft. Worth area and all over Texas? The festival features a variety of genres including rock, country, jazz, blues, and swing.



Stop by the Lakeside Courtyard on Saturday morning as we kick off the festival with the acoustic duo Gunplugged at 10:45 a.m. The rock classics, played by members Jerry Don Branch and Steve Locke are a smooth Saturday sound everyone can enjoy! 

Following our first band is Warehouse - A Dave Matthews Tribute Band at 2:15 p.m., returning Rockabilly Duo Sweet Crooner will take the stage at 2:15 p.m. and at 4:15 p.m. make plans to dance the night away with us and Mr. Inez Band.

On Sunday, grab a mimosa in the Courtyard and listen to the talented Victor Andrada at 10:00 a.m., followed by the country vocals of singer Ashley Bradberry at 11:30 a.m. The afternoon welcomes the eclectic tunes of James Mahler on the violin who is sure to give you a different perspective on your favorite songs! Closing out the afternoon is the jazz and blues songs by The Free Loaders.
 

Additional performers will grace our smaller stage in the Food Court including the duo Davis & Rose as well as Darrin Kobetich on Saturday.  Sunday make plans to see London Lawhon at 11:00 a.m. and Victor Andrada finishing off the afternoon at 1:00 p.m.
James Mahler
James Mahler

Free admission and free parking all weekend! For a complete line-up of the entertainment at the Cottonwood Art Festival visit www.cottonwoodartfestival.com

Monday, April 24, 2017

CHRIS VANCE NAMED FEATURED ARTIST

Chris Vance - Featured Artist for Cottonwood Art Festival May 6-7, 2017

A world of bright, abstract characters

For many artists, small details can inspire big ideas. For Chris Vance, an Iowa-based abstract expressionist, big ideas take form as larger-than-life monsters, crazy characters and lively vistas. Named featured artist of the City of Richardson's Cottonwood Art Festival, Vance's vivid work will be on display May 6-7, 2017 in scenic Cottonwood Park.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

JEAN ADAS VISITS MOSS HAVEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Jean Adas at Moss Haven Elementary School , Cottonwood Art Festival Visiting Artist Program
Watercolor artist Jean Adas presented to 5th and 6th grade students at Moss Haven Elementary School on Thursday, April 20, 2017 as part of Cottonwood's Visiting Artist Program. The visit was coordinated with Toni Crook who teaches art to all the students K-6 at this RISD school.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

COTTONWOOD'S EMERGING ARTISTS & AWARDS

Cottonwood's Emerging Artists
Congratulations to the 10 students selected by a jury as Cottonwood's 2017 Emerging Artists sponsored by Neighborhood Credit Union.  The annual program exhibition, featuring works by these students, is open to the public April 1-30, 2017 in the Forrest & Virginia Green Mezzanine Gallery inside the Charles W. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts.  

Artists have the opportunity to sell their work at the semi-annual Cottonwood Art Festival being held Saturday, May 6 from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 7 from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. in Richardson, TX.