Throwin' Mud at Cottonwood Art Festival
Cottonwood Art Festival is a creative place for kids of all ages!

ArtStop is Cottonwood Art Festival's colorful and interactive children's area where kids are encouraged to get their hands dirty and explore their creative side! Staffed by more than 100 volunteers, ArtStop brings the world of art to life with gigantic paint brushes, chalkboard easels, pottery wheels and more. Most activities charge a modest fee and will include:
  • Crazy Cool Caps - Colorful, over-the-top hats using ribbons, glitter, feathers, pom-poms, foam shapes and more.
  • Throwin' Mud - Prepare to play in the mud (with an art apron) at this activity station guided by ArtStop's own master potters.  Kids learn to throw a pot or vase on an electric potter's wheel and take home their art once it is dry and ready to go.
  • Canvas Classics - Prop a fresh canvas on an easel and turn carefree brush strokes with paint, into a glorious masterpiece. 
  • Clay Play - Learn how to form polymer clay into colorful "straws."  These straws are then cut and rolled into beads and other shapes to string a necklace or keychain. 
  • Tile Treasures - Mosaics made from trinkets and tissue are as unique and creative as the children who make them and the tiles make wonderful keepsakes.
  • Wee Weavers - With fallen twigs gathered from the park, kids build a base to create their own unique weaving from colorful yarns and strings. Children add feathers or beads to personalize their creations. Donations of leftover yarn were collected from the City of Richardson employees to create this upcycled art project.
  • Rollin' and Recyclin'- The "Green Team" returns with creative ideas and artistic ways kids and families can recycle with common items we typically throw in the trash. The "Art from the Park" activity is free. 

For pint-sized Picassos, ArtStop will feature chalkboard easels, large blocks of plaster to chip and sculpt and objects on large magnetic boards so that masterpieces can be created at any age. More information about ArtStop is on our website:

Wee Weavers at Cottonwood Art Festival

Saturday, October 7, 2017    10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Sunday, October 8, 2017    10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cottonwood Art Festival ArtStop Tickets
Cottonwood Park is centrally located in the metroplex at 1321 W. Belt Line Rd. Richardson, TX (just one block east of Coit Rd). MAP

Richardson Recycles at Cottonwood Art Festival

Don't forget...there's an art to having fun at Cottonwood Art Festival !