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The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival:
April 13-14, 2019

The Woodlands Arts Council will present the 14th Annual Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival on April 13th and 14th, 2019.

Town Green Park and the waterway will be transformed into an outdoor art gallery featuring over 200 juried artists from across the country.

Enjoy 4 entertainment stages, hands-on art activities and demonstrations along with amazing food and beverages all weekend long.


Nolan Prohaska

2019 Featured Artist


I have always been fascinated by the outdoors. Ever since I was young my family nurtured my love for nature. When I entered the University of WI River Falls in 1997 I was pursuing a degree in horticulture with a minor in liberal arts. During my sophomore year I found myself in an introductory course for glass. To my surprise, I had a natural talent for working with the material. My pieces logically leaned toward the natural world, heavily influenced by my surrounding environments. I enjoy connecting indoor spaces with the outdoors by creating pieces inspired by desert sunrises, waterscapes, and beautiful plants.


Today I have been working with glass for more than thirteen years. I continue to be influenced by organic shapes, plants, and colors. Utilizing both blown and solid working techniques, I create intricately assembled sculptures. I also create vessels in a variety of shapes, inspired by landscapes and seascapes. In either case, all my pieces of glass become a reflection of my awe toward the natural world around us.


Note on My Work

All of the work I create starts out as molten glass inside of a 2000 degree furnace. The glass is gathered onto the end of a blowpipe or solid punty rod, depending on the piece to be made. Colored glass is added in layers depending on the desired outcome. Successive heating and shaping occurs until the piece is finished. The glass then cools down slowly in an annealing oven. After the pieces are removed from the oven, each is finished with grinding and polishing. Sculptural work is sand-blasted and acid-etched.


Congratulations to our 2018 Best of Show winners!

On opening day of the festival, a team of judges representing The Woodlands Arts Council walked the venue to select 2019?s Featured Artist and our eleven (11) Best of Show Artists. The judges are local gallery owners, art teachers, artists and business professionals. Artists are scored on artistic merit and on booth presentation. Prize winners are jury-exempt for two years, receive booth awards, and other benefits.

Ernest Wood III
BenJamin Stielow
Salem Barker
Edward Loedding
Marylin Endres
Mixed Media 3D
Barbara Mason
Debra Steidel
Shawn Thomas
Elizabeth Dunlop
Carol Martin
Prince Duncan-Williams
Mixed Media 2D
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.