The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival Returns this April!

By: Jenny Carattini-Wright
| Published 02/06/2024


THE WOODLANDS, TX -- The 19th Annual The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival returns to Town Green Park and along The Woodlands Waterway on April 12, 13, and 14, 2024. Produced by local arts non-profit The Woodlands Arts Council, proceeds from the festival directly benefit microgrant and student art scholarship programs.

Featuring Oil Painter Regina Lyubovnaya

As a beloved community event for nearly two decades, art lovers, neighbors, and visitors flock to this nationally ranked celebration of fine art, featuring over 200 artists in mediums like painting, woodworking, sculpture, photography, jewelry, and ceramics!

Every year, on Saturday afternoon, TWAC staff and board members navigate their way through the festival to present the Best of Show awards. One of the distinguished accolades includes an invitation to return the following year as the featured artist.

The Arts Council asks the featured artist to generously donate original artwork that serves as the basis for the festival’s posters, T-shirts, children's activities, and more. Ultimately, the featured art is auctioned off at the Art Dash Party.

Last year, they were excited to invite painter Regina Lyubovnaya, a first-time WWAF festival artist, to be the featured artist for 2024.

Lyubovnaya, based in Los Angeles, says, “I feel lucky every day to be painting, learning, and discovering new things.” Her donated piece, Water Break, depicts a young girl in a red dress pausing with her horse in a shallow waterway. The girl stares strikingly out at the viewer perched on a tree branch.

“We were inspired to feature an artist new to our festival, and Regina’s work resonated with so many people we spoke to. Water Break has encouraged us all to contemplate what can be discovered when we stop and take the time to look around,” says Jenny Carattini-Wright, TWAC Executive Director.

Tickets to The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival, April 12-14, 2024, are on sale now! Buy tickets:

Save The Date! The Art Dash Party, presented by The Woodlands Compounding Pharmacy, returns on April 12, 2024! Admission tickets go on sale March 1, 2024, and the coveted 60-Second Art Dash tickets go on sale April 1, 2024. Learn more here:

The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival is made possible by volunteers and generous community sponsors. Year Round Sponsors- The Woodlands Compounding Pharmacy and Woodforest National Bank; Anchor Sponsors- Stella Artois, Howard Hughes, and Visit The Woodlands; Official Sponsors- The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel, Martha Turner Sotheby's, and IRCode; Festival Sponsors- The Madeley Fine Art Gallery, The Woodlands Mall, The Woodlands Art Gallery & Studios, Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists, Emergency Pet Care of Texas, Waste Connections; Program Sponsors- Market Street, PODS, and the Judith K. Wren Memorial Foundation; Year-Round Media Sponsors- Woodlands Online, Hello Woodlands and Nebular Films

The Woodlands Arts Council is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit that provides regional, cultural, and educational enrichment opportunities that encourage, support, and promote the visual and performing arts in our community. From the award-winning Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival to public art installations and the year-round community and educational outreach programs of Because Art Matters, the council has one primary goal … making our community better … Because Art Matters!

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