Come Join Us!

The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival April 7–8, 2018

Town Green Park and The Woodlands Waterway will be transformed into an outdoor art gallery featuring the unique talent of over 200 artists from across the country. There will be five entertainment stages, hands-on art activities and plenty of great food and beverages to enjoy all weekend!

Erin Hanson

2018 Featured Artist

Hanging precariously and horizontally from red sandstone, hundreds of feet above the ground, may not seem like it would inspire the creation of beautiful oil paintings, but that is exactly what happened with Erin Hanson. After a lifetime of experimenting in different styles and mediums, it wasn’t until Hanson began rock climbing at Red Rock Canyon that her painting style was consolidated by a single inspiration and force of nature.

Colors of Brenham Center
Hill Country Blooms

Erin Hanson began painting as a young girl, voraciously learning oils, acrylics, watercolor, pen and ink, pastels, and life drawing from accomplished art instructors. She began commissioning paintings at age ten, and by age twelve, she was employed after school by a mural studio, learning the techniques of acrylics on the grand scale of forty-foot canvases. Two years later, a high school scholarship took her to Otis College of Art, where she immersed herself in figure drawing. Graduating high school at age sixteen and once again demonstrating that she was a child prodigy, Hanson next attended UC Berkeley, excelling further in her studies and creative development and attaining a degree in Bioengineering.

Featured Artist
Erin Hanson
2018 Featured Artist : Erin Hanson

Congratulations to our 2017 Best of Show winners!

During the opening day of the festival, a team of judges, representing The Woodlands Arts Council and judges whom have been selected based on their special interests, professional knowledge and/or background with our festival, walked the venue to select 2018’s Featured Artist, and our fourteen (14) Best of Show Artists. Judges scored the quality of the artwork and the booth presentation.

Erin Hanson
Seth Vandable
Steven Potts
Greg Davis
Bob & Patti Stern
Mixed Media 3D
Katherine Libretto
Randy O'Brien
Robin Lauersdorf
C. Smathers
Beau Tudzarov
Digital Arts
Nolan Prohaska
Alex Horst
Agnes Rathonyi
Mixed Media 2D
Jason Dean
Rebecca Schner
Emerging Arts
Texas Commission on the Arts
National Endowement for the Arts

Thank you to our generous sponsors.

The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau
Stella Artois
The Woodlands Development Company
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The Woodlands Arts Council | (TWAC) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.