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Celebrating 19 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 12-14, 2024!

2024 Artist Applications Now open!

Apply Now!

Call for Artists!

The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival has been consistently ranked one of the top fine arts festivals in the Nation, with an average yearly attendance of 15,000-20,000 educated and well-funded art buyers. The festival features approximately 200 extraordinary artists (international, national, and regional) representing a broad range of styles and mediums.

Sell your original creations along a landscaped path beside the beautiful Woodlands Waterway. Located just 30 minutes north of Houston, The Woodlands has world-class shopping, dining, and entertainment options, more than 200 miles of hike-and-bike trails, and 135 charming parks.

The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival is produced by The Woodlands Arts Council, Inc., a 501 c 3 non-profit organization. You can learn more about us here.

April 12, 13 & 14, 2024

The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival

(Fri. 11am-5pm , Sat.10am-6pm & Sun. 10am-5pm)

Apply NOW through October 18, 2023


Applications close on October 18th at midnight.

  • In the top ten Fine Arts & Crafts Festivals in the Nation
  • Over $2 Million in Artist Sales in 2023
  • Renowned Artist Hospitality in a beautiful venue
  • Breakfast Tacos for artists Saturday & Sunday
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Best Volunteers in Texas!
  • One of a kind Art Dash Party for participating VIP artists

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.

2024 Featured Artist

Regina Lyubovnaya

People often say to me "Oh, you are so talented!", and I think to myself no - "I am just so lucky and damn stubborn!"

I was not one of those children who are born with a brush in their hands. Art didn't really interested me till I was 15 years old. My family decided to immigrate to the U.S. and I had a year of high school left to finish. But my dad offered for me instead to take private painting classes. How could I say NO and so my art journey began. A year later, we moved to Los Angeles and I found myself attending a high school with no English. Art became my favorite class since I didn't need to speak.

I knew that I wanted to be a traditional painter, but 30 years ago traditional training was hard to find and so my path lead me through many school and places - Loyola Marymount University, Art Center College of Design, Florence Academy, Italy and Student League in New York. All of these schools and still I felt in a fog of confusion till I got lucky and met David Leffel, a master painter who become my guide for the next seven years. David often said "Painting is logical and therefore it's learnable." I really wanted to learn it and with great stubbornness I painted a few hundreds bad paintings before something started to shift.

Every artist has its own journey, mine was was and long and every day I feel lucky to be painting, to be learning, to be discovering .

2023 Best of Show Artists

Amos Amit

Amos Amit

Los Angeles, CA

Cherie Haney

Cherie Haney

Ann Arbor, MI

3D Mixed Media
Loura Dobbs

Loura Dobbs

Windermere, FL

Sculpture/Metal Works
Michael Steddum

Michael Steddum

Webb City, MO

Nolan Prohaska

Nolan Prohaska

Somerset, WI

Patti Gary

Patti Gary

Montgomery, TX

Emerging Artist
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