The Woodlands Arts Council - Because Art Matters

Because Art Matters

Meet Sally Richard, Artist Management Coordinator

The Woodlands Arts Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Sally Richard as Artist Management Coordinator for the 2019 Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival. In this capacity, Sally serves as the main point of contact for the artists. She oversees everything from the artist application process to working with the artists to facilitate a smooth festival experience. Click to read more.

ZAPPlication is now open!


The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival is a juried fine arts festival. A diverse array of artists, the core of what makes our festival such a success, are juried into our festival and apply through Zapplications. The deadline to apply is October 20, 2018 at midnight CST.

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Become a Festival Sponsor

Join in giving back to our community through sponsorship of The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival. Proceeds allow us to give back to the community. Packages range from $3,500 – $250,000. Our sponsors get results.

As a sponsor of The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival, you’ll have the opportunity to showcase your brand to more than 15,000 consumers – in a relaxed, personal, and buying-oriented environment. ​Learn more here on how you can make a difference.

Artopoly Sponsors Needed

Artopoly at The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival is a gathering place for the community to enjoy and participate in hands-on, interactive art projects and demonstrations that encourage festival patrons of all ages to discover art in all its forms. Artopoly showcases the year-round community and education outreach programs of The Woodlands Arts Council – Because Art Matters, our Charity Partners and other non-profits. For more information or to sponsor, contact

ARTFeel Live Returns

Join us Wed. Oct. 24th 7-10pm

ArtFeel Live has become a popular gathering place for art enthusiasts of all kinds. Click to read more about this popular Woodlands group in the following Villager article that was published over the summer.

Join the Flock

Become a Friend of the Council while supporting our year-round community and education outreach programs. You play an important role as a patron of the arts.

Membership includes invitations to special events, admission tickets, exhibit openings, monthly newsletters and/or Friends of the Council gift package. All or a portion of your membership is tax-deductible and helps fulfill our mission to provide regional cultural and enrichment opportunities that encourage, support and promote the performing and visual arts. Another way to become a Friend of the Council is to serve as a volunteer of The Woodlands Arts Council or The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival.

Art Bench Sneak Peek

The Woodlands Arts Council (TWAC) is proud to present a ‘sneak peek’ of two of the magnificent designs that have been selected by the Art Bench Committee to be installed in the third phase of the project. Six new benches will be installed by The Woodlands Township along The Woodlands Waterway and in Hughes Landing in this phase, bringing the total to 20 art benches for residents and visitors to use and enjoy as part of the growing public art collection in The Woodlands.

An unveiling ceremony for the six new benches will take place in October. The new benches will also be featured in TWAC’s ArtFeel interactive presentations at Crush Wine Lounge. Read more about the Art Bench Project on Woodlands Online here.

“Proud Souls”

to be installed along The Woodlands Waterway
Artist: Gaston Carrio of Houston, TX
Underwriter: Memorial Hermann
The Woodlands Medical Center

“Leaf Vein”

to be installed in Hughes Landing
Artist: Owen Dixon of Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Underwriters: Jeff & Deborah Coburn

Become a Phase IV Underwriter of The Woodlands Art Bench Project

$15,000 Underwriter fee
For more information contact Jenny Carattini-Wright or call her at 281-744-0194.

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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