October 7 - 8
Cottonwood Park, Richardson, TX
cottonwood park, richardson, tx MAP
12:00 am - 7:00 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.
Festival Dates and Times
Hours are subject to change.
Saturday, October 7 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 8 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
November 10 - 12
Lake Chapala, Mexico
Ramón Corona 1, La Cristianía , Chapala, Jal 45900 MAP
In celebration of the Feria Maestros del Arte featuring the state of Oaxaca, Greg Davis, who’s photographic work has been published by National Geographic, will treat us to a presentation of this latest project “Oaxaca Gold“, a collection of his five years of work in Oaxaca. Friday, November 102:30 to 3:30.
Mexico’s folk-art traditions are disappearing at an alarming rate. Artisans need opportunities to sell their work — the Feria offers them a venue at absolutely no cost — no booth fee, no percentage of sales, we pay their transportation to and from the event and find them host families where they sleep and eat for the three days of the show.
For some artisans, the sales they make at the Feria represent a major portion of their annual income.
The selection criteria for artisans is based on the merit and quality of their work, as well as their ability to continue to produce it.
Traditional folk art reflects shared cultural aesthetics and traditions, however, for the purposes of the Feria, traditions are dynamic and traditional folk art can be both reactive to, and innovative for the times.
December 15 - 23
Palmer Events Center
900 Barton Springs, Austin, TX 78704 MAP
COME HOME TO THE ARMADILLO!
The Armadillo Christmas Bazaar is a vibrant and immersive fine art and music festival that has stood the test of time as Austin’s premier destination for high quality art, live music, and artisan gifts for the holiday season. Known as Austin’s homegrown holiday tradition for nearly five decades, the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar is back inside the Palmer Events Center featuring fine art, live music and gift shopping now with two stages and more NEW artists than ever before. It’s the best way to enjoy Christmas in Austin!
December 15-23, 2022
Palmer Events Center
900 Barton Springs Road, Austin, Texas 78704
Full artist list
Full music lineup and schedule