The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival
Welcomed 15,000 Patrons and 206 Fine Artists
THE WOODLANDS, TX – (April 27, 2012) -- For the 7th consecutive year, The Woodlands Town Center became a mecca for art lovers at The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival April 14 and 15. More than 15,000 people attended the festival, and 206 fine artists participated in the juried art show that also highlights performing arts, a student art exhibition and scholarship awards, children’s interactive art activities, culinary art demonstrations and more.
The festival is produced annually by The Woodlands Waterway Arts Council, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide cultural enrichment opportunities that encourage, support and promote the visual and performing arts.
The original artwork displayed at the festival featured a wide range of media including clayworks, drawing and pastels, fiber, glass, printmaking, jewelry, metalworks, mixed media 2D and 3D, painting, photography, sculpture, wood and emerging art. A breakfast for the artists was held Sunday morning before the festival opened to the public where “Best of Show” awards in each medium and the Featured Artist for 2013 were announced and honored.
In addition to being a wonderful event for guests, The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival benefits the Charity Partners who contribute volunteers to help run the festival. This year’s Charity Partners included The Pavilion Partners, The Woodlands Art League, The Woodlands Children’s Museum, The Conroe Art League and The Ann Marie Hopkins Art Alliance. Habitat for Humanity-Montgomery County was selected as the Charity Beneficiary for the 2012 and 2013 festivals. The nonprofit organization’s mission is to eliminate poverty housing by building decent, affordable homes in partnership with hardworking local families in need.
Assisted by The Woodlands Art League, children created colorful mosaics at the festival to be incorporated into Habitat homes in the community of Cedar Creek in Conroe.
“We want to thank all of our patrons, our wonderfully talented artists, hundreds of volunteers, Charity Partners and Charity Beneficiary, and our committee and Board of Directors for their dedication to this event and to the arts in our community,” said Jenny Wright, Festival Director.
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