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Because Art Matters

2019 Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival Call for Artists


ZAPPlication is now open!


The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival is a juried fine arts festival. A diverse array of artists, the core of what makes our festival such a success, are juried into our festival and apply through Zapplications. The deadline to apply is October 20, 2018 at midnight CST.

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The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival
Featured Artist Nolan Prohaska

Announcing the 2019 Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival Featured Artist Nolan Prohaska

The Woodlands Arts Council is thrilled to present our 2019 Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival Featured Artist, Nolan Prohaska. See his work at this year's festival, April 13-14, 2019. Visit his web site to learn more about his amazing glass works of art.

Fifth/Sixth Graders Enjoy Summertime Creativity

Fifth and sixth grade students participated in The Woodlands Arts Council free workshop on July 28 at The Woodlands Mall. Eighteen students created assemblages inspired by their personal favorite movie or video game using pre-drawn templates designed by Chloe Pascual and Parker Howard, who are students from The Woodlands High School.

Sponsor Spotlight Waste Connections

Sponsor Spotlight : Waste Connections

Waste Connections has elected to adopt Title-1 school Glen Loch Elementary in The Woodlands, TX

“Waste Connections is thrilled to work with The Woodlands Art Council and Glen Loch Elementary for the Adopt-A-School Program this year,” said Michael Danielson, Sales & Marketing for Waste Connections Texas. “As we learned more about the program and its incredible benefits, we were excited to take the next step and become a sponsor. Getting involved and empowering organizations in the communities we serve is a passion of Waste Connections and our employees. Waste Connections is a full-service waste and recycling collector headquartered on The Woodlands Waterway, where we employ hundreds of people from The Woodlands area. We pride ourselves in making a difference in the communities we serve, especially this great community where we are headquartered.”

“We are grateful to Waste Connections and other generous sponsors for supporting our efforts to make a difference in the lives of student artists and arts educators,” said TWAC Board President Deb Spiess. “These sponsorships enable us to continue to be an organization where ‘passion meets purpose’ by reaching out through the arts.” Read more here.

What Happened at July ARTFeel Live?

We spotlighted “The Family” Sculpture by Artist Charles Pebworth Crush Wine Lounge was a happening place for the July ArtFeel that focused on the sculpture located at The Woodlands Parkway entrance from I-45. Guests shared their thoughts about “The Family,” enjoyed no cover and half-price appetizers while sharing a love of art. ArtFeel will take a vacation this month, but look for details for its return in the fall. #BecauseArtMatters

A Smile That Makes a Difference

Support us through Amazon Smile! Did you know your purchases at Amazon can help support The Woodlands Arts Council? Login to Amazon Smile, then choose The Woodlands Waterway Arts Council as your charity choice and we will receive 5% of your total purchase. Every bit helps, and the funds we receive always go back to your community and the programs we bring to you, our schools, nursing homes, veterans and more. Thank you for your support.

Become a Sponsor, Make a Difference. Creating a better community through the arts...Because Art Matters!

Join in giving back to our community through sponsorship of one of our many programs that enhance the emotional, academic, physical and cultural well-being of youth, seniors, those with special needs and circumstances, our community and especially the underserved by using the power of the visual and performing arts. Click here to donate or contact Wendy Paynter, or 281-744-0194.

Art Bench Project Expands to Hughes Landing

The Woodlands Arts Council (TWAC) is proud to announce that Phase IV of its Art Bench Project will include sites in The Woodlands’ newest urban venue, Hughes Landing on Lake Woodlands. TWAC is now seeking underwriters for six new art benches that will be added to a collection of 20 already situated on or near The Woodlands Waterway including six planned for installation in the Fall of 2018. The deadline for underwriting an Art Bench in this fourth phase is December 1, 2018. Click here to learn more about our Art Bench Project.

Become a Phase IV Underwriter of the Woodlands Art Bench Project

For more information contact Jenny Carattini-Wright or call her at 281-744-0194.

Texas Commission on the Arts
National Endowement for the Arts

Thank you to our generous sponsors.

The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau
Stella Artois
The Woodlands Development Company
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