Woodlands Arts Council gives details on the 2023 Fidelity Investments The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival

By: Woodlands Online Staff
| Published 02/24/2023


THE WOODLANDS, TX – The Woodlands Arts Council has released key details on the annual multi-day arts celebration, the 2023 Fidelity Investments The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival, taking place the weekend of April 14 - 16 long The Woodlands Waterway and in Town Green Park.

Come for the festival, stay for the after-hours Art Dash Party

The festival will kick off on Friday, April 15 at 1:00 p.m. and will bring some gorgeous art to the area until 5:00 p.m. But the shenanigans don't end there, as the Art Dash Party (presented by The Woodlands Compounding Pharmacy) will pick up at 6:30 and rock The Woodlands Waterway Marriott until 10 o'clock that night.

Both weekend days of the festival will open at 10:00 in the morning and will run until 6:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. respectively. All festival proceeds go towards art educational outreach programs.

Attendees to the festival will be able to enjoy an outdoor jury-selected fine arts show featuring over 200 local, national, and international artists selling their original art in a variety of mediums. In its 18th year, the festival also features art activities for all ages, live music, entertainment, and food and beverages throughout the weekend. The festival has been ranked among the top fine arts festivals in the country and winner of “Best Event in The Woodlands” 11 years in a row.

This year’s featured artist is Cathra-Anne Barker of Santa Fe, New Mexico, a self-taught potter with 50 years of experience. Her work is inspired by plants, travel, fabric, song, and more. Her background also includes painting and drawing.

Passes are available for purchase online only. A VIP Weekend pass costs $200, general admission Weekend pass costs $28, a day ticket for Friday is $11 per adult, a day ticket for Saturday or Sunday is $16 per adult, $11 student/military/senior. Children 12 & under are admitted free.

Art Dash Party entry tickets are $150 each, with the 60-Second Art Dash tickets $250 each extra.

For more information and passes/tickets, visit

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