Cottonwood Art Festival website will return with an all-new updated design on March 1, 2019.

Join us as we celebrate Cottonwood Art Festival’s 50th Anniversary in 2019 at Cottonwood Park, Richardson, TX.

Cottonwood Art Festival is a juried semi-annual art show that features work from the nation's top visual artists and takes place on the first full weekend in May and October each year. This year approximately 1,400 artists submitted their work for consideration. For each show, jurors select over 240 artists to exhibit their museum-quality work in 14 categories: 2D Mixed Media, 3D Mixed Media, Ceramics, Digital, Drawings/Pastels, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Leather, Metalwork, Painting, Photography, Sculpture and Wood.

In honor of our 50th Anniversary, we are bringing back the Chair Art Contest!

Cottonwood Art Festival is bringing back the beloved Chair Art Contest for its 50th year celebration! Chair Art Contest is open to everyone, students and adults, and entries can be submitted as individuals or as a group. Participants may use an existing chair or build a chair as their entry, but are encouraged to use creativity, lots of detail and color to complete their piece of art. All entries will be on display throughout the weekend at Cottonwood Art Festival and there will be a winning chair in each age category. Winning chairs will be announced on Saturday, May 4, at 12:00 PM on the Courtyard Stage.

Click here to download the entry form.


The City of Richardson strives to make sure that Cottonwood Art Festival is an accessible event.

Accommodation requests for persons with disabilities should be made at least 14 days in advance of the festival by contacting Taylor Lough, ADA Coordinator, via phone at 972 744-4208, via email at, or by appointment at 411 W Arapaho Road, Richardson, TX 75082.

Individuals needing to schedule assistance with DART Paratransit please contact DART directly at 214-515-7272.