The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival Supports Artists and Colors the Community in Cheer

By: Rachel Norton
| Published 04/11/2021


THE WOODLANDS, TX -- This year marks the 16th anniversary of The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival, hosted by The Woodlands Arts Council. The anticipated event opened April 10 and continues April 11. Over 150 artist booths line Town Green Park and The Waterway in what has been ranked one of the top fine arts festivals in the nation.

The outdoor art gallery includes food, drinks, live music, and crafts for kids. Original art pieces ranging from paintings, ceramics, fiber, jewelry, mixed media, photography, woodworks, sculpture and more, can be admired and purchased, with 100 percent of the sale going directly to the artist.

All of the proceeds from the festival itself go towards supporting The Woodlands Arts Council’s community outreach and student scholarship program.

Head of Marketing, Melissa D’Mellow, said that the key to making the event a success year after year is their ability to acquire an array of artists from all over the world, who specialize in different mediums.

“We're so glad to be able to reconnect with the entire community. All of the artists were so thankful for all of the support,” she said.

The festival will continue April 11 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with early access at 9:00 a.m. for VIP and 60+ | Tickets are $12 online and $15 at the gate. Purchase tickets here! Free festival admission for children 12 & under.


Children's Art Activities:

ARTOPOLY - Hosted by The Woodland's Children's Museum

Families with children can participate in hands-on art activities that encourage children to discover artists, materials and techniques. The crafts will include -
• A featured artist, Yoram Gal inspired collaborative project
• Making a Marionette
• Graffiti Hat Project
• Creating a Watermelon Fan


Art is for all ages! As way to encourage kids to get involved and start their art collections early, artwork donated by local CISD students and teachers will be available to kids 12 and under for $5!


Entertainment - Sunday, April 11:


10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Divisi Strings
Pop Rock, Hip Hop, Country & R&B
Houston, TX

12 PM - 1:30 PM
The Captain Ledge Band
Bluegrass / Folk / Country
Wilburton, OK

2:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Man E Band
Rock / Latin
Houston, TX

4:30 PM - 6PM
Tweed Smith and the Internationals
Blue / Jazz
Houston, TX


Enjoy The John Cooper School Aerialists and Aerial Forza, under the direction of Elizabeth DeMonico, as they dazzle with an acrobatic art form.


2021 Featured Artist Yoram Gal:

International award-winning artist Yoram Gal's vibrant & playful paintings have graced the festival since 2006!

Born in Jerusalem, Yoram Gal has lived and worked in Tel Aviv where he started painting and exhibiting his work at 13! An all-round artist, Yoram paints, writes, directs and produces plays for stage and screen. He opened his studio and gallery in Old Jaffa, Israel in 2015 from where he ships his paintings to collectors in 40 countries!

Each year The Woodlands Arts Council partners with the featured artist who creates and donates a unique piece of art which is used to not only promote the festival but also auctioned off to raise funds for the student scholarship and outreach programs.


“Creativity is contagious, pass it on”
Albert Einstein


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