Plan Your Perfect Weekend at The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival

By: JennyCarattini-Wright
| Published 04/03/2024


THE WOODLANDS, TX -- The 19th annual The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival, April 12, 13 & 14, 2024, springs to life in Town Green Park and along The Woodlands Waterway for three days of dazzling fine art! This beloved springtime tradition brings families, locals, and statewide visitors to enjoy 200+ fine artists in a beautiful outdoor environment. Here are the top tips for enjoying this creativity-fueled weekend!

Discover a world of fine arts and fine crafts right in your own backyard!

TIP 1: Be the FIRST to look at art and shop on Friday with our new expanded hours from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Join the serious art buyers to snap up some of the best pieces and catch the Friday-only free garage parking in Town Center Garage.

TIP 2: On Friday evening, relish a cocktail at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott before heading to The Art Dash Party presented by The Woodlands Compounding Pharmacy.

TIP 3: The fun grows on Saturday & Sunday with ARTopoly in partnership with The Woodlands Children’s Museum on the West End of The Woodlands Waterway, delighting kiddos with interactive art projects, performances, and more.

TIP 4: Meet our Featured Artist and painter, Regina Lyubovnaya, at Watercolor Terrace. Click here for the entire listing of painters, ceramicists, sculptors, jewelers and more:

TIP 5: Rock to live music! The festival soundtrack on the Stella Artois Mainstage has performances by Beat Root Revival, American Dreamer, Payton Riley, and many more. Check out our whole lineup:

TIP 6: Take a break at Books on The Green in the area in front of Town Green Park and enjoy a cup of coffee with the storytelling competition or a glass of wine from Wine on the Lawn presented by Martha Turner Sotheby’s with a splash of romance. Including writers of many genres and age ranges, there is something for everyone here! Explore the whole schedule:

TIP 7: Visit the Festival Market for commemorative festival merchandise and the Student Art Anthology Volume II, with proceeds going to The Woodlands Arts Council Student Art Scholarship program.

TIP 8: Buy art! A meaningful, one-of-a-kind piece of art can transform and personalize your home, office, dorm, and life. It’s the best gift to give!

TIP 9: Skip the line and buy your tickets online.

Tip 10: YOUR ticket purchase benefits The Woodlands Arts Council’s year-round programs and impacts students, educators, and arts organizations in Montgomery County. Thank you for helping us make art matter!

Want to take on a bigger role? Sign up to volunteer! Volunteer perks include festival admission and a commemorative t-shirt! This event wouldn’t be possible without our incredible community of volunteers and patrons.

Generous festival sponsors include: Year-Round Sponsors- The Woodlands Compounding Pharmacy and Woodforest National Bank; Anchor Sponsors – The Howard Hughes Corporation, Stella Artois, and Visit The Woodlands; Official Festival Sponsors – Martha Turner - Sotheby’s International Realty, The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center, and Patten Properties; Festival Sponsors – The Madeley Fine Art Gallery, The Woodlands Mall, The Woodlands Art Gallery & Studios, Renewal by Andersen, Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists, Waste Connections, IRCODE, Power Home Remodeling, Emergency Pet Care of Texas, Statewide Remodeling, and Bayway Cadillac of The Woodlands; Program Sponsors – evamor, Market Street, PODS Moving & Storage, Alpha & Omega, Judith K. Wren Memorial Fund, and CareNow Urgent Care; Media Sponsors – Woodlands Online, The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce, Hello Woodlands, Houston Public Media, Mauricio Ramirez Photography, and Nebular Films.

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