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Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival closes out weekend with sunny Sunday of fun, art

April 15, 2019

Thousands of art lovers descended upon The Woodlands Town Green Park and Waterway Square on Saturday, April 13, for the 14th annual The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival, enjoying the sunny day before a large rain storm hit later in the afternoon.

Nick Wolda, president of Visit The Woodlands — the township’s tourism promotional and planning entity — said as of 1 p.m., things were going well and although attendance wasn’t as high as had been expected, the weather worries for the day likely had an effect on attendance.

“It should be a great Sunday,” Wolda said of the second day of festivities.

The festival, put on by The Woodlands Art Council and sponsored in part by The Woodlands Township, featured more than 200 artists — all selected via a rigorous juried judging process — from across both Texas and the United States. There was stunning glass art, paintings, drawings, sculpture and photography on display and for sale.

In addition to all the artwork on display, there were four stages with live music, dozens of food vendors and the new cultural exhibit, Spotlight on Mexico, which featured a village-like area with live music, food samples from Mexico, a tequila bar and other attractions.