Cottonwood Art Festival is a semi-annual award-winning juried art show in Richardson, Texas featuring more than 200 artists from the around the world. #CottonwoodArtFest www.cottonwoodartfestival.com
41ST HUFFHINES ART TRAILS IN RICHARDSON SHOWCASE 160 ARTISTS OCTOBER 28-29
This year, the 41st Huffhines Art Trails will showcase the creative hand work of more than 160 artists and craftsman including the featured artist Lisa Morales and 35 new artists, providing shoppers more to peruse, more to choose, and more to buy. Listen to live music all day from local cover bands in the Craft Beer Garden plus there's plenty of shaded seating to just sit and relax with a cold drink and enjoy the music and the people. Read on for additional info about this year's event.
Featuring Over 160 Artists from All Over the Nation
Every year during the 4th weekend in October the paved trails of Huffhines Park come alive with exhibiting artists and craftsmen. Patrons will find a variety of Contemporary Crafts, Traditional Crafts, and Art in mediums that range from painting to pottery to glass to wood work to jewelry and even hand work. Participating artist are accepted in one of fifteen different categories including drawing/pastel, fiber, food, glass, jewelry, leather, metal mixed media, painting - oil/acrylic, painting - watercolor, photography, photography - digital, pottery, printmaking, sculpture and wood. Click here to view a complete list of artist and craftsman.
Weekend Full of Live Entertainment
The Whiskey Prophets
From the songs of local duo Sam & Olivia, to the country tunes of Alton Bridge, Huffhines Art Trails features a variety of local bands on Saturday and Sunday in the Craft Beer Garden. The weekend schedule includes seven sets of performances on stage during Saturday and Sunday, October 28-29, 2017:
Saturday, October 28
11:00 AM - Sam & Olivia
12:30 PM - The Selkie Girls
2:30 PM - The Li'l Blue Pills
4:30 PM - The Whiskey Prophets
McLeod Nine Duo
Sunday, October 29
11:30 AM - The John Adams Group
1:30 PM - McLeod Nine Duo
3:30 PM - Alton Bridge
Make plans to catch a performance at the festival!
Brand NEW Scavenger Hunt for Kids
For kids, there's a brand NEW Scavenger Hunt that'll have them searching all over the Festival trails for a list of items to find and collect before heading back to the Festival Headquarters to claim their prize. The scavenger hunt also begins at the Festival Headquarters. Also, don't forget to take your picture with 'Hayman,' the 15 foot scarecrow who towers over his wheelbarrow of giant pumpkins while his permanent hand-wave welcomes all festival goers to the trails - Huffhines' own version of Big Tex.
Follow the trails to your favorite treats!
Huffhines not only features arts, crafts, live music and craft beer, but lots of tasty treats too! From tex-mex favorites, to mini donuts, to corn dogs, we have it all! Here are a few food vendors available at Huffhines:
Conway's Corndogs - Dipped in the batter and then dipped in the fryer, Freshest and Bestest! Add fresh squeezed LEMONADE and a just-poured FUNNEL CAKE, and you have a complete festival meal.
Fajita Pete's - Enjoy chicken or steak tacos (served with all the fixin's); cheese, chicken or beef nachos; white corn chips and house made guacamole; white corn chips and salsa.
TC Roasted Corn - Serving up juicy, sweet ears of roasted corn with 20 different spices to choose from, Mexican-style Elote (corn) in a cup, Loaded Baked Potatoes, Stuffed Baked Potato Bowls slathered in beef, corn, butter, cheese and sour cream, and BBQ Sandwiches. And of course for a sweeter side - Baked Sweet Potatoes, melting with brown sugar, cinnamon and marshmallow cream! And don't miss their delicious drinks: Watermelon, Strawberry and Cherry Limeade.
Mrs. Lively's Southern Cuisine - Enjoy down home southern cooking with fried catfish, shrimp, pickles, seafood basket, burgers, chicken tenders and more!