The Woodlands Arts Council - Because Art Matters

April 13-14, 2019

Featured Artist Nolan Prohaska

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. Read more here.

Tickets now on sale.

Weekend (Two-day) tickets: $15 online, $18 at the gate.
Children 12 and under admitted FREE.

VIP tickets for the Terrace Hospitality Club: $75
Enjoy a tented relaxing oasis located in the heart of The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival with a Two-Day access pass. Small bites, wine & beer (two complimentary beverages per day) and VIP parking.

Happy New Year From TWAC!

From left, Deb Spiess (Board President), Monica Bomkamp Enia, Valerie Walker, Bob Milner, Jayla Ash Davis, Alex Bunch and Maria Holmes (Board President-elect).

The Woodlands Arts Council Board of Directors and staff would like to wish you a healthy, prosperous and art-filled new year!

We welcomed four new members to the Board of Directors in November. Jayla Ash Davis is an artist and retired art teacher, Monica Bomkamp Enia is President of Education of Tomorrow Alliance, Bob Milner is an adjunct professor, philanthropist and consultant, and Valerie Walker is an artist, violinist and engineer with Anadarko Petroleum. Alex Bunch and Dragos Tapu joined TWAC Board of Directors in 2017. Look for a full feature on all these new board members in February.

Sponsor Spotlight

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center will sponsor The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival April 13 & 14. It is the fourth year the cancer center has supported the event.

MD Anderson has been a global leader in cancer care and research for more than 75 years. Providing patients convenient access to world renowned expertise close to home, MD Anderson The Woodlands has been a part of the community since 2004.

Festival News

The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival is proud to announce it has entered into a 2-year partnership with Spectrum Catering, Concessions and Events. Spectrum will be providing the beverage and production operations for the festival, April 13-14th. Spectrum has been a leader in the event business for the past 25 years. They offer full event production services as well as specializing in catering and concessions. This partnership will allow us to continue to provide the community, our sponsors and artists a world-class art festival this spring.

A New Year, A New ARTFEEL

Join us at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 30 at Crush Wine Lounge for ARTFEEL, part of our public art programming. In spotlight this quarter is "Resolute" by Paul Reimer, an art bench located in Hughes Landing that was generously sponsored by the Dorman Family in memory of Matt Dorman.

ARTFEEL hostess Nickole Kerner Bobley will offer up a microphone and stage and ask people to share how "Resolute" makes them feel. This may take the form of a story, music, sharing of artwork, poetry, a song, dance or simply a single word describing how the bench makes them feel. There are no rules – and that's the fun! Celebrate the power of public art with a salute to "Resolute". ARTFEEL is free and open to the public. Crush offers half-price appetizers and validated parking. We hope to see you there.

A Crawl to Remember

The Council’s Art Bench Project has now brought 20 spectacular Art Benches to The Woodlands community since its inception. Many who attended the Art Crawl and Craft Beer Fest that was held at Hughes Landing on November 3 took time to relax on some of the creative and beautiful benches there. Many thanks to the Howard Hughes Corporation for featuring outdoor sculptures and artist booths at this inaugural event and for naming The Woodlands Arts Council as the beneficiary.

For Sponsorship, Friend and Art Bench opportunities contact Jenny Carattini-Wright at development@thewoodlandsartscouncil.org

Save The Date 4.12.19 for the Art Dash Party

Join us for one of the most unique and creative events of the year on the night before The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival begins - Friday, April 12, 2019 at The Pavilion Event Center. Festival artists donate original art pieces that invitees dash for in 60 seconds when their name is called. It’s an energizing evening full of fabulous art, food and fun for artists and art lovers. Click to learn more.

Spotlight on Mexico

The Woodlands Arts Council has a great marketing opportunity available at the 2019 Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival. Help us make our vision a reality by sponsoring an interactive living museum highlighting Mexico's rich history and culture, including art, music, dance, culinary delights and more. Click here to learn more.

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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