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Celebrating 20 years, The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival is a jewel of the Texas fine arts tour and is ranked among the top arts festivals in the country! Set along the scenic banks of The Woodlands Waterway and in Town Green Park, festival guests have the unique opportunity to enjoy a vibrant outdoor gallery with authors, music, food, and kids' activities while shopping for art created by fine artists from around the world and the nation! Jury-selected artists display unique, original artwork ranging across a variety of mediums at the festival. Voted as the best event in The Woodlands, the arts festival is a long-standing springtime tradition for families and locals. Save the date for April 11-13, 2025!

Featured Artist & Best of Show Winners

Each year on opening day of the festival, a team of judges representing The Woodlands Arts Council review art from all participating artists to select a Featured Artist and Best of Show Winners. 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.

2025 Featured Artist

Thomas Wargin

The work in its entirety represents who I am, my interests, abilities, and what lies beneath my sub-conscious mind. My goal is to engage the viewer and stimulate the mind as well as their visual senses. I want the viewer to go to a place that they can only dream of or hope to be part of. I sometimes am intrigued by childhood stories and interpret these stories in a fashion that captures my viewer and stirs them into a new way of looking at the story.

Explore Wargin's sculptures :

2024 Best of Show Artists

Richard Bond

Richard Bond


Luis Gutierrez

Luis Gutierrez


North Carolina
Seth & Jana Coldren

Seth & Jana Coldren


J Howard

J Howard

Drawing / Pastels / Printmaking

Yanfang Inlow

Yanfang Inlow


Suzanne Seiler

Suzanne Seiler

2D Mixed Media / Digital Art


2025 - Call for Artists Important Dates

If you are interested in being notified that the application is open please fill out the form below.

August 1, 2024: Call to Artists - application available on

October 20, 2024: Application deadline at midnight (CST)

November 9, 2024: Artist Image Jury- LIVE

November 25, 2024: Artist Notification of jury results via email in ZAPPlication profile

December 14, 2024: Invited Artist Payment deadline -Contracts and booth fees due

February 1, 2025: Refund deadline at midnight CST. The marketing campaign kicks off.

2025 Prospective Artist

We will notify you of upcoming deadlines for available Calls for Artists!
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