It’s Monday morning again. And I’m already looking ahead to the weekend. Anybody else with me? One of the things I’m looking forward to this upcoming weekend is the Cottonwood Art Festival.
The Cottonwood Art Festival is this weekend, May 4-5 from 10am – 7pm on Saturday and 10am – 6pm on Sunday. The Festival is located in Cottonwood Park, at 1321 W. Belt Line Road, one block east of Coit Rd. in Richardson, TX. Parking and admission are free and the event will be held rain or shine! Though the weather is supposed to be a perfect sunny 77 degrees next Saturday!
If you’ve read my blog for half a minute, you’ve probably figured out that I’m interested in home decor. One of the biggest challenges for me in decorating my home is finding things for the wall. I have an entire Pinterest board devoted to the subject. But I also think that art is one of the best ways to make your home unique and add your own personality through art you love.
I’ll be perusing the festival for art that I love. I scoped out a few of the artists’ websites and liked what I saw. For example, the paintings of Dan Bondroff, the Midnight Solitude drawings of Gary Bachers, and the oil pastels of Jennifer Cavan. Even if an original painting might be out of my price range, some artists sell prints or even cards that would look mighty nice on my gallery art wall or propped up on my rustic modern open shelving.
The Cottonwood Art Festival is a juried art show, which means that the 240 + artists who will be displaying art are REALLY, REALLY good artists. There will be 14 different categories of art, from drawings, paintings, and photography, to metalwork, jewelry, leather and more! But of course, there’s so much more to the event than just art. There will also be food, music, and art activities for the kids. I’m equally looking forward to that part, and I’ll be back later in the week to elaborate and drool over the food truck options.