"VOLUNTEER FOR PAINT SPLATTERING, MUD THROWING, AND TREASURED ART"

Richardson Recycles Station at Cottonwood Art Festival

Since 1969 the Cottonwood Art Festival has endeavored to maintain the perspective that "there's an art to having fun" at this semi-annual event in the City of Richardson. More than 300 volunteer slots are filled each May and October to assist with the creative stations in the ArtStop Children's Area.



This isn't a ticket taking role where you sit at a table for an entire shift. Rather, a paint splattering, mud throwing, glittered, and glued volunteer position that will leave you a little more colorful than when you arrived. While artistic skills are appreciated and put to good use, no experience is necessary other than patience, kindness, and a fondness for the next generation of artists. Must be at least 16 years of age, reliable, committed, and responsible for carrying out assigned duties.

ArtStop Tile Treasures Station at Cottonwood Art Festival

Volunteer Time Slots:

October 6 (Saturday) 9:45 am - 12:15 pm  FULL/WAIT LIST ONLY

ArtStop Wee Weavers Station at Cottonwood Art Festival

Cottonwood Art Festival is located in Cottonwood Park at 1321 W. Beltline Road, Richardson, TX 75080 and will be held on Saturday, October 6 until Sunday, October 7, 2018.  More information about the event:  www.cottonwoodartfestival.com 

FIBER ARTIST ELAINE UNZICKER TO MAKE SHIMMERING DEBUT IN RICHARDSON

Photo credit Stacia Morgan for Ojai Quarterly

It seems a little strange that a fiber artist works with metal, that each seam of a garment would be soldered together rather than stitched, and that wearing chains would be comfortable. But artists often march to the beat of their own drum, and the best ones can show the beauty to the rest of us. That is exactly what Elaine Unzicker does. Unzicker makes tops, dresses and accessories out of stainless steel chainmail. She prefers to call it metal lace. Although it may be tough as nails, her customers say it is surprisingly delicate and comfortable to wear. A 45-inch-long, one-inch wide scarf weighs only two ounces.

COTTONWOOD ART FESTIVAL SELECTS AMANDA BENNETT AS FEATURED ARTIST FOR FALL 2018




Birmingham, Alabama native Amanda Bennett is the featured artist of the Fall 2018 Cottonwood Art Festival in Richardson, Texas. Currently living and working in New Orleans by way of Nashville, Bennett’s deep South roots wind through her mixed media creations.

Without a doubt, her paintings have mid-twentieth century vibe, but with enough of a modern edge to remain timeless. Some of her works, such as Blow Me Away, are tongue-in-cheek, while others like El Ray Motel, leave one pining for simpler days when a weekend away didn’t have to be Instagram worthy.