Nearly 200 artists

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The Woodlands
Waterway Arts Festival

APRIL 12-14, 2024

Named the #1 Texas fine arts festival and #10 in the nation, The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival features artwork from nearly 200 juried artists from across the country. Shop for fine art and enjoy live music, local food, beer and wine, and children's art activities for a fun family experience. Set in Town Green Park and along the scenic banks of The Woodlands Waterway, it continues to be one of the premier and most highly anticipated events of its kind in the area. 



  • Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Tickets: $18 (Adults) or $15 (Students, Military, Seniors)


  • Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Tickets: Tickets: $18 (Adults) or $15 (Students, Military, Seniors)


  • Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Tickets: Tickets: $18 (Adults) or $15 (Students, Military, Seniors)


  • Includes access to the festival on Friday, Saturday & Sunday
  • Tickets$33 (General Admission)


  • Includes VIP parking, swag bag, access to the Terraces Hospitality Lounge (with front-row seats to the festival main stage), complimentary beverages (5 total) and lite bites, and more!
  • Tickets: $200 (General Admission)

Insider Tip: For the most affordable ticket price, buy tickets online. Students with a student ID or proof of enrollment can purchase tickets at the Student Rate, and Veterans and Seniors (65+) can purchase the Veteran/Senior Rate ticket when they show their ID at the entrance gate. Children 12 and under are admitted to the festival free of charge with the purchase of an adult ticket. This is a rain or shine event. 



The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival


ARTopoly will be located along The Woodlands Waterway just behind the Montgomery County Library Building. This fun activity for the kiddos is presented in partnership with The Woodlands Children's Museum.


Encourage kids to start their art collections early! Browse and purchase local artwork donated by local CISD students and teachers, available to kids 12 and under for $5.


Books on the Green is a celebration of the art of writing! Local bookstore, Village Books, has partnered with Fidelity Investments The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival to feature a special area that showcases local, regional, and national authors. Stop by for book sales, author readings and signings, and immersive activities and games. View the full schedule here.


People looking at artwork during Art Dash in The Woodlands, Texas

Photo Courtesy: The Woodlands Arts Council


Kick-off The Woodlands Arts Festival weekend by attending one of the most anticipated art events of the year! The Art Dash Party on Friday, April 12 includes a night of art and fundraising for The Woodlands Arts Council's Student Art Scholarship program. Reserve your space for this one-of-a-kind art experience! Purchase Art Dash Party Admission tickets and a ticket to the 60-Second Dash, for the ultimate evening with art.

60-Second Dash tickets include the opportunity for guests to claim a desired piece of art to take home with them, by running through a maze of art. Let the art and fun begin!



The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival in The Woodlands, Texas


The 2024 featured artist is Regina Lyubovnaya, a traditional painter who captures the beauty of light in still life, portraits, animals, and landscapes. Regina began painting when she was a teenager, after her family immigrated to the United States. She knew that she wanted to be a traditional painter and spent time attending a variety of schools in search of the right teacher. Her path led her through several schools until she met David Leffel, a master painter who became her guide for the next seven years. Regina is now a talented traditional painter who displays her work at art galleries and fine art festivals throughout the country, and teaches painting classes in person and online. 

"Every artist has its own journey, mine was was and long and every day I feel lucky to be painting, to be learning, to be discovering." 


The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival


The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival is presented by The Woodlands Arts Council, Inc., a non-profit organization with a Board of Directors, an Advisory Committee, and more than 500 community volunteers. The mission of The Woodlands Waterway Arts Council, Inc. is to provide regional cultural enrichment opportunities that encourage, support, and promote the performing and visual arts. 

Proceeds from the festival directly fund the year-round community and education outreach programs of Because Art Matters produced by The Woodlands Arts Council.