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Cottonwood, Richardson, TX

May 6, 2023 @ 8:00 am - May 7, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

From its humble beginnings in 1969, the Cottonwood Art Festival has developed into one of the most prestigious fine art festivals in the United States. Local artists staged their first festival at the scenic Cottonwood Park in Richardson, Texas. It was all tie-dye, bell-bottoms and braids back then where the artists laid down blankets and set up easels with the hopes of selling a few pieces of art. Since that first weekend nearly five decades later, Cottonwood has established itself as signature art event, become a tradition in the community and the home to the finest artists in the country for the first weekend of May and October.


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 advanced of the festival by contacting the ADA Coordinator, via phone at 972 744-0908, via email at ADACoordinator@cor.gov, 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.

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Admission to Cottonwood Art Festival is FREE, however some activities in the ArtStop Children’s area require a nominal fee.


May 6, 2023 @ 8:00 am
May 7, 2023 @ 5:00 pm