Explore the art festival with a child’s heart and experience a child’s journey through culture and various art mediums in Artopoly, presented by such community organizations as The Woodlands Children’s Museum, The Woodlands Art League, Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts, Alpha Omega Mounted Patrol, Texas Repertory Theatre Company, and many more!
Percussionist Dan Egger Belandria whisks through Artopoly drumming up curiosity with visitors to encourage their own hand at drumming.
Waste boxes provided by one of the festival sponsors, Waste Management, were decorated by students at Camp Pinetree.
The Woodlands Art League
The Montgomery County United Way will be the recipient of the WWAC 2016-17 Community Art Project! The Woodlands Art League, a part of the local community since 1981 and a longtime supporter and Charity Partner of the Arts Council, has undertaken the design and coordination of a project for all to partake in. Once completed, the artwork will be installed at the offices of the Montgomery County United Way for all to enjoy.
Demonstrations will be provided by three artists each day in 2 hour shifts with mediums varying from pastels, watercolor, jewelry making, and more. Portrait painting groups are back again this year with live models posing for nearly 20 artists each day.
The Woodlands Children's Museum
Assisting the Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival for its 11th year, the museum provides hands-on, interactive activities that present visitors with an active journey through culture and various mediums. Activities include such as Potato Stamping, Mosaic Tiles, Washi Tape Stick People, Egg Carton Flowers, Masking Tape Bracelets, Vietnamese Dancing Dragons, Jing-Tingler Bracelets, Faux Stained Glass, and WWAF Whimsical Hats. Children can further their imaginary journey while collaboratively painting the provided oversized castles and pirate ships.
Early Inspiration Gallery
The Future of Art Begins Here
This is the second year of Early Inspiration Gallery at The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival. Our goal is to plant seeds of appreciation in the fertile minds of future art lovers. For $5, children between the ages of 4 and 13 can come into the tent, look at and browse all the artwork and buy a piece that they really like. That first piece may lead to buying another piece of work at the 2016 Festival, thus beginning a lifetime of collecting art. The artwork offered for sale largely consists of donations from high school students and art teachers in the Montgomery County area. Proceeds are used to purchase art supplies for Title 1 schools. Last year EI Gallery raised $1,000--that's a lot of crayons and paints for our elementary students! Bring your young artists over to select a piece of art in the Early Inspiration Gallery tent, located in Town Green Park.