April 26 - 28

Southlake Art in the Square

Southlake Town Square

town square, southlake, tx MAP

All Day

In 2000, the Southlake Women’s Club first presented Art in the Square as a community fundraiser. With the generous help of sponsors and volunteers, Art in The Square has risen to be a nationally ranked fine arts event.
In April 2019 Art In The Square will celebrate its 20th anniversary.

May 4 - 5

Cottonwood Arts Festival

Cottonwood Park, Richardson, TX

cottonwood park, richardson, tx MAP

All Day


Now in it’s 50th year, Cottonwood features over 240 artists chosen to exhibit their museum-quality work from approximately 1,400 submissions.  Cottonwood Art Festival is located in Richardson, Texas where artists exhibit their work among towering oaks with lakeside beauty.  Cottonwood continues to uphold its extraordinary reputation as a first rate show. 2018 marks the 50th anniversary for this exceptional event. Sponsored by The City of Richardson, Cottonwood Art Festival is a showcase for a large variety of fine art and fine craft and provides our patrons with the opportunity to meet and talk with the artist who created the work. Live entertainment, a Friday night gala for the artists and guests, a children’s art area and much more round out this perfect weekend in the park for both artist and patrons of the arts.

May 11 - 12

West Austin Studio Tour

Gusto Studios

2309 Thornton Road, Austin, Texas 78704 MAP

All Day


Big Medium’s West Austin Studio Tour (WEST) is a free, annual, self-guided art event spanning two weekends in May. WEST provides opportunities for the public to meet the artists of Austin in their creative spaces.

The mission of WEST is to provide an inclusive and accessible platform for a diverse group of artists to create, exhibit, and discuss their work, to increase the audience that experiences the artists work, and for that experience to create conversation and build relationships around art and the creative practice. WEST isn’t a craft fair or a street festival, and while sales are an important aspect of any artist’s career, they are not our primary focus. We believe an interconnected art community that supports each other will produce more impactful and sustainable benefits for everyone involved.

Each WEST category has a different objective. Through the studios, WEST highlights process, tools, and inspirations in the spaces where art is created. Through galleries, the tour recognizes the permanent institutions dedicated to showcasing art in Austin year round. Temporary exhibitions and happenings give opportunities for artists to present work in unexpected spaces or experiment with performance and time-based events designed specifically for the two weekend span of the tour when our city is focused on art.

Tour Information

  • Dates & Times
    May 11–12 & 18–19, 2019 from 11am – 6pm
  • Boundaries
    West of I-35, East of Mopac, South of 183, North of William Cannon