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Top 10 Fun Things to Do at The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival

13th Annual Event is Set for this weekend, April 7 & 8

April 5, 2018

Glass Artist Festival Booth

Come see The Woodlands Waterway transformed into an outdoor art gallery at the 2018 Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival, this Saturday and Sunday, April 7 & 8. This juried fine art show, presented by The Woodlands Arts Council, takes place along the scenic banks of The Waterway and in Town Green Park in Town Center. Here are the top 10 things to do at this spectacular art happening!

The Woodlands Arts Council Awards Scholarships to Student Artists

April 2, 2018

Student Art Scholarship Winners

Student artists from Montgomery County high schools were awarded $21,000 in scholarships by The Woodlands Arts Council (TWAC) and had their work exhibited at The 2018 Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival, April 7-8.

Local high school juniors and seniors submitted their work to TWAC annual Student Art Scholarship competition in the categories of Painting, 2D Mixed Media, 3D Multi-Media, Drawing, Digital Art and Photography.

Art Dash Preview Party Unites Artists, Guests at ‘Sneak Peak’ Of Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival

April 2, 2018

VIP Preview & Art Dash Party

The Woodlands Arts Council is hosting its annual VIP Preview & Art Dash Party on Friday, April 6, on the eve of the 2018 Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival. The art-focused festive evening offers guests a glimpse of the exceptional artists and works of art that will be represented at this year’s Festival.

The 2018 Art Dash Preview Party will be held from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Event Center located at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Tickets to the party are $75 and can be purchased online. A limited number of tickets are available at www.thewoodlandsartscouncil.org.

The Woodlands Arts Council Awards Student Photographers in ‘Identity’ Contest

March 30, 2018

Photography Contest Winners

Student artists from Montgomery County high schools were asked to think critically and conceptually about their identity and submit work to a Photography Competition sponsored by The Woodlands Arts Council.

The theme for the competition was “Identity.” By examining representations of the self, students were asked to create work specific to their own personal experiences and inner reflections. A jury of artists judged the competition and the following students were awarded: Teke Ewherido (The John Cooper School) first place, for “See No Evil, Speak No Evil;” Caroline Muhith (The John Cooper School) second place for “One With Nature,” Maya Roble (The John Cooper School), third place for “Skins;” and Evalyn Linantud (The Woodlands HS), honorable mention for “Model Figure.”

The Art of Food Brings Creative Chefs, Dazzling Demos and Savory Samples to The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival

March 26, 2018

The Art of Food

The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival is a feast for the eyes, with the original work of over 200 fine artists forming a scenic outdoor art gallery along The Woodlands Waterway and in Town Green Park April 7 & 8. But it’s also a feast for foodies at the popular Art of Food tent. At this exciting venue in Town Green Park, top local chefs will demonstrate their culinary skills and craft mouth-watering samples for guests to try.

State Board of Education Representative Joins The Woodlands Arts Council for ‘Art Around the World’

February 21, 2018

As one way of fulfilling its mission, The Woodlands Arts Council (TWAC) brings art programs and opportunities to seven Title-1 schools and one alternative high school in Montgomery County. Barbara Cargill, District 8 Representative on the Texas State Board of Education, joined TWAC representatives on a recent visit to Runyan Elementary in Conroe.

On February 16, Kindergarten students in Ms. Griffith’s class at Runyan participated in “Art Around The World,” that was facilitated by The Woodlands Children’s Museum. After learning from an exhibit that featured containers created in various world cultures, students learned about, then created, their own pinch bowls out of clay that were glazed and later fired.

Inaugural AncesTree Festival to Celebrate Heritage, Diversity and the Arts

October 11, 2017

JOIN US FOR THE FIRST ANNUAL
CULTURAL AND HERITAGE FESTIVAL
featuring AncesTree

Sunday, November 5, 2017 • 12 pm to 4 pm
Market Street, The Woodlands
9565 Six Pines Drive, in the Commons
FREE ADMISSION

Highlighting the diversity and cultural richness in The Woodlands, the AncesTree hands-on project encourages all ages to participate in creating an original work of art unique to our community that will ultimately develop into a beautiful permanent installation at Market Street.

Join us for the Reopening of the “Spotlight on the Arts Gallery”

October 11, 2017

We are pleased to announce the opening of our Community Art Gallery, “Spotlight on the Arts Gallery,” at The Woodlands Mall (adjacent to the Mall Offices on the second floor) on Saturday, October 21, 5 to 7 pm.

The Gallery is a collaborative effort of many local artists and organizations: The Woodlands Art League (WAL), CASA (Child Advocates of Montgomery County), Freedom Place, We Care Treatment Center for Girls, Youth Outreach Center of Angel Reach, 4th Annual Human Rights Walk, and The Woodlands Children’s Museum.

ArtFeel Auction Raises $6,400 for Harvey Relief

October 11, 2017

On September 30, Crush Wine Lounge was transformed into an art auction house for 56 artworks donated by Montgomery County artists that were sold with proceeds of over $6,400 being donated to Interfaith’s Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Fund. Musician and vocalist Gideon Bustmante (aka “The Painter”) performed throughout the evening, singing songs of anguish, hope and recovery. This heart-and-art felt event was a joint effort between The Woodlands Arts Council, The Woodlands Art League, Conroe Art League and The Crush Wine Lounge.

Congratulations to Fast Draw Student Artists!

October 11, 2017

The 6th Annual Fast Draw competition on Saturday, September 23, was a HUGE success! Stakes were high as local 7th and 8th grade students competed for awards totaling over $700! A huge thank you to our sponsors: The Woodlands Mall for their generous donations and use of the perfect space, and to Nordstrom The Woodlands, for allowing us to borrow items from their merchandising department to incorporate into our very unique still life, created by The Woodlands High School AP Art History Students.

A Note from Kelly Batterson

October 11, 2017

Kelly Batterson, Events Director, Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival

“I believe that art is like true love. It catches you off guard, ignites your heart and it awakens your soul.”

I have recently had the privilege of being named the new Events Director for The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival.

Fast Draw Competition

September 18, 2017

Saturday, September 23, 2017 10:00 am
Nordstrom Court, first floor
The Woodlands Mall

The Woodlands Arts Council Fast Draw Competition is back for its sixth year and is open to 7th and 8th grade students in private, public and home schools. Students will be given a curated still life and have 50 minutes to complete a drawing, working aga...

Support us through Amazon Smile!

September 18, 2017

Did you know your purchases at Amazon can help support The Woodlands Arts Council? Login to Amazon Smile at https://smile.amazon.com/ from your smart phone, web browser, tablet or computer. Choose The Woodlands Waterway Arts Council as your charity choice and we will receive .5% of your total purchase. You may want to bookmark amazon.sm...

Drumming is the Difference

September 18, 2017

K–12 School Workshops with Dan "The Drummer" Egger-Belandria

Monday, September 25 to Thursday, September 28, 2017

Dan Egger-Belandria will be back to perform his spellbinding, interactive drumming multicultural presentations at workshops designed for area K–12 schools, super adults, hospitals and veterans. Throughout this ethno-musical j...

AncesTree, a new cultural Arts and Heritage Festival

September 18, 2017

Sunday, November 5, 2017, 12 pm to 4 pm
Market Street, The Woodlands
9565 Six Pines Drive, in the Commons

The First Annual Cultural and Heritage Festival featuring a collaborative art project, The AncesTree, is brought to you by The Woodlands Arts Council and Market Street, The Woodlands. Highlighting the diversity and cultural richnes...

Summer Art Workshop

July 31, 2017

Woodlands area 5th and 6th graders enjoyed The Woodlands Arts Council's (TWAC) Free Summer Art Workshop at The Woodlands Mall on Saturday, July 15.

Newly appointed TWAC Cultural Arts Director Heather Joy Puskarich, The Woodlands High School’s Art Teacher Jenny Lucas and students from The Woodlands High School’s Art Club led t...

Cooper Art Faculty Donates to TWAC to Bring Art Opportunities to Community

July 31, 2017

Visual arts faculty members at The John Cooper School are considered “artists-in-residence” because they are artists who work in a variety of mediums. Jayla Ash Davis, Amy Dietrich, Visual Arts Department Chair Bob Mosier, Jamila Musa-Carr, Lesia Streckfess and Emily Taylor as well as French teacher Jodie Gill, each contributed an origi...

The Woodlands Arts Council Names Recipients of Dr. David Gottlieb Teacher Awards

July 31, 2017

Visual arts faculty members at The John Cooper School are considered “artists-in-residence” because they are artists who work in a variety of mediums. Jayla Ash Davis, Amy Dietrich, Visual Arts Department Chair Bob Mosier, Jamila Musa-Carr, Lesia Streckfess and Emily Taylor as well as French teacher Jodie Gill, each contributed an origi...

Drumming IS the Difference

July 31, 2017

The Woodlands Arts Council (TWAC) recently completed a full week of interactive drumming workshops that engaged two population groups: Super Adults over the age of 62 and children who were patients at Texas Children’s Hospital–The Woodlands. These workshops were supported in part by a grant from The Texas Commission on the Arts and our...

Spotlight Gallery Reopening

July 31, 2017

The Woodlands Arts Council is pleased to announce the reopening of the Spotlight on the Arts Gallery highlighting the most recent collaborative community-arts projects.

Members of the community are invited to join us for this occasion on August 26, 2017, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. As part of the Educational and Outreach Programming, the artwo...

Introducing our New Cultural Arts Director

July 31, 2017

Heather Joy Puskarich

www.heatherjoyp.com
Heather Joy (HJ) Puskarich has joined us as our new Cultural Arts Director. HJ is responsible for our Artist Relations and Community Outreach Programs. She brings a wealth of artistic talent and experience with other community outreach programs. Heather Joy has an MFA in Sculpture and Dimensional...

How The Woodlands Art Council is Supporting and Promoting the Arts to Enrich Our Community

June 27, 2017 | Amy Lecocq

The Woodlands Arts Council was founded 13 years ago by The Woodlands Convention and Visitors Bureau, The Woodlands Development Company, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion and Dr. David Gottlieb. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization whose mission is to provide cultural and educational enrichment opportunities that encourage, s...

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