Cottonwood Art Festival, City of Richardson Parks & Recreation


October 01, 2022 to October 02, 2022


Cottonwood Park View map
1321 W Belt Line Road,
Richardson, TX, 75080

Additional Information

  • Website:
  • Line/Box Office Phone: 972/455-4580
  • Cost: Free admission; some activities in the ArtStop Children’s area require a nominal fee.
  • Ages: All ages


There is an art to having fun at Cottonwood Art Festival, a juried show that takes place on the first full weekend in May and the first full weekend in October each year. Join the 53rd semi-annual event features more than 200 artists from around the world, live bands on two stages, and the ArtStop Children's Area, and has been a part of Richardson life for 51 years.

Saturday, October 1, 10am–7pm
Sunday, October 2, 10am–5pm

Check back for details about the October festival as it's announced. The May 2022 festival included:

ArtStop, Cottonwood’s interactive children’s area, offers pint-size Picassos  to create their own masterpieces at six interactive stations, from hat-making to painting on a canvas. Be prepared to laugh and have fun, as ArtStop is a memorable experience for kids of all ages.

Cottonwood Art Festival, Richardson

Click to see the performance lineup on the Cupcake Vineyards Courtyard Stage and Acoustic Stage. Don't miss muralist and live art entertainer Amy Burkman performing on the Cupcake Vineyards stage each day at 11:30am and 3:15pm.

Since Cottonwood Art Festival is located in a public park, well-behaved dogs on leashes accompanied by a human are welcome. Custom dog bandanas that say, "I [Heart] Art" are available to buy for $5 each. The merchandise store also has T-shirts, koozies, caps and more.

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