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The Woodlands Arts Council - Because Art Matters

April 13-14, 2019

This Valentine's Day give a gift of... ART from your HEART!

Treat that someone special to tickets for The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival, April 13-14. Weekend (Two-day) tickets are only $15 online, ($18 at gate) and children 12 and under admitted FREE, so you can bring the whole family!

Looking for VIP status? You'll find it at the Terrace Hospitality Club! Enjoy this tented relaxing oasis located in the heart of The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival with a Two-Day Access Pass. Small bites, wine & beer (two complimentary beverages per day) and VIP parking included, all for $75.

Special ticket price available

ONLY on the 13th of February.

For one day only purchase your ticket for $13

(a $5 discount off the gate price as well as a $2 discount off the online price).

Tickets now on sale.

Weekend (Two-day) tickets: $15 online, $18 at the gate.
Children 12 and under admitted FREE.

VIP tickets for the Terrace Hospitality Club: $75
Enjoy a tented relaxing oasis located in the heart of The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival with a Two-Day access pass. Small bites, wine & beer (two complimentary beverages per day) and VIP parking.

Jenny Carattini-Wright Rejoins The Woodlands Arts Council

Jenny Wright, who served as Festival Director from 2011 through 2016, has rejoined TWAC as Interim Development Director. With many years of successful festival operations to her credit, Jenny will be applying her high energy work style and creativity to development leading up to the 2019 Festival and beyond. "We are extremely glad to have Jenny back in the fold," said Deb Spiess, President of the Board of Directors. "Jenny's extensive experience and expertise in special events will be invaluable to us as we celebrate our 14th festival this spring. Jenny will help us share our mission with the many members of our community who are passionate about the arts."

Save The Date for the Most Creative Party in Town - Art Dash - 4.12.19

Join us for one of the most unique and creative events of the year on the night before The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival begins - Friday, April 12, 2019 at The Pavilion Event Center. Festival artists donate original art pieces that invitees dash for in 60 seconds when their name is called. It’s an energizing evening full of fabulous art, food and fun for artists and art lovers. Click to learn more.

Featured Artist Nolan Prohaska Talks About his Inspiration

I have always been fascinated by the outdoors. Ever since I was young, my family nurtured my love for nature. When I entered the University of WI River Falls in 1997, I was pursuing a degree in horticulture with a minor in liberal arts. During my sophomore year, I found myself in an introductory course for glass. To my surprise, I had a natural talent for working with the material. My pieces logically leaned toward the natural world, heavily influenced by my surrounding environments. I enjoy connecting indoor spaces with the outdoors by creating pieces inspired by desert sunrises, waterscapes, and beautiful plants. I'm looking forward to meeting you at the festival! Read more here.

Please consider voting for us at The Woodlands Online Best of Contest.
Click here to VOTE for us: Best Event in The Woodlands, The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival

Pictured receiving the generous donation, from left are: Valerie Walker (TWAC board), Terry Peterman (LSC TEAM Division Dean), Deb Spiess (TWAC board), Jayla Ash Davis (TWAC board), Darryl Bayer (LSC), Dr. Rebecca Riley (LSC), Dr. Mark Marotto (LSC Chair of Music and Performing Arts), Susan Vreeland-Wendt (TWAC board) and Cristina Mendoza (LSC Music Faculty).

WITH GRATITUDE TWAC Beneficiary of LSC-Montgomery Holiday Concert

Many thanks to Lone Star College-Montgomery for naming The Woodlands Arts Council as a beneficiary of its annual holiday concert held in early December. The evening of beautiful choral and instrumental music by talented LSC students celebrated the holiday season. We are very grateful to the administration and music department for selecting TWAC as the beneficiary.

Attention Student Artists

The Woodlands Arts Council is pleased to announce that the annual Student Art Scholarship Competition is now open for public, private and home-schooled high school juniors and seniors residing in Montgomery County and/or The Woodlands. The online application deadline is February 22 and must be completed in order to be considered for the jury. Individual works of art must be submitted ON March 7 to the venue located next to Chipotle in Market Street. Look for an amazing array of student art to be displayed at Market Street and finalists at the 2019 Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival. We are proud to uplift and support our student artists!
For more info click here.

Scenes from January's ARTFEEL Live

January's ARTFEEL was held on January 30th at Crush Wine Lounge This quarter we featured "Resolute" by Paul Reimer, an inspiring art bench located in Hughes Landing that was generously sponsored by the Dorman Family in memory of Matt Dorman. A special pre-party was held before the event to recognize and thank Friends of the Council. To become a Friend, click here. Don't miss the April ARTFEEL when we will be celebrating the coming of The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival.

Sponsor Spotlight

Pictured, Jenny Wright with TWAC (second from right) joins (left to right): Lorrie Parise, Alex Sutton, Theresa Terrell, Tim Welbes, and Heath Melton with the Howard Hughes Corporation.

Howard Hughes Corporation

Howard Hughes Corporation (HHC), developer of The Woodlands, Bridgeland and The Woodlands Hills in addition to many other award-winning communities across the country, is a founding sponsor and major partner of The Woodlands Arts Council. HHC has supported The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival since its inception and also partners with TWAC on events such as the popular Art Crawl & Craft Beer Tasting in Hughes Landing and A Taste of The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival held in the lobbies of office buildings owned by HHC to promote festival ticket sales. TWAC salutes HHC for their long-time support of our mission to promote the visual and performing arts in our community.

For Sponsorship, Friend and Art Bench opportunities contact Jenny Carattini-Wright at

Spotlight on Mexico

The Woodlands Arts Council has a great marketing opportunity available at the 2019 Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival. Help us make our vision a reality by sponsoring an interactive living museum highlighting Mexico's rich history and culture, including art, music, dance, culinary delights and more. Click here to learn more.

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