The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival Artopoly
Explore an art festival with a child's heart and experience a child's journey through art mediums in Artopoly, presented by such community organizations as The Woodlands Children's Museum, The Woodlands Art League, Pearl Fincher Museum, Painting With A Twist, Alpha Omega Mounted Patrol and Greater Woodlands Public Art Foundation.
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 sponsors festival, Waste Management, were decorated by Students at Camp Pinetree and many visitors at The Woodlands Children's Museum.
The Woodlands Art League
Woodlands Art League will guide children to paint 6 bi-fold doors provided by Habitat for Humanity. Two of the bi-fold doors will be selected and made into a screen to go on auction during the Habitat for Humanity Gala "Doorway to the Future" on April 20. In addition, the children will be painting a flower on selected door knobs and repurposing them into a door knob garden.
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 8th year, the museum provides hands-on, interactive activities like dreamcatchers, beaded necklaces, recycled maracas, tin foil necklaces, Japanese koi windsocks, whimsical fairy crowns, jing-tingler bracelets, egg cup flowers and silly heads to encourage children and their families to discover artists, materials and techniques.
The Art of Food
The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival (WWAF) is a two-day outdoor celebration of the visual, performing and culinary arts. Recognized as one of the best outdoor juried visual arts events, the Festival also offers demonstration stages for culinary and visual artists (ART OF FOOD), educational art activities for children and adults, live performances and special exhibitions. The Festival is produced by The Woodlands Waterway Arts Council, Inc., which is a tax exempt, arts organization. Net proceeds from the Festival are used to improve the annual event, to present educational programs throughout the year, and to assist other arts-related non-profit organizations.
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 2014 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.