The Woodlands, TX – The Woodlands Waterway Arts Council has partnered with the Art Colony Association, producer of the Bayou City Art Festivals, to create The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival - a new event coming to The Woodlands Town Center May 20 and 21, 2006. Festival hours are 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $8 for adults. Children 12 and under are admitted free of charge.

The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival is a juried fine art show featuring 200 national and regional artists of various mediums selling their original creations along the picturesque 1.25-mile-long water corridor known as The Woodlands Waterway®. Artists will set up along a concrete, landscaped path that meanders alongside the Waterway from The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center west past The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, culminating at the new four-acre Town Green Park.

This beautifully landscaped site in the heart of The Woodlands will feature ample parking, water taxi and trolley service along the entire length of the festival, concessions within the festival site, and an array of eateries and shops within walking distance of the festival. The 24-acre Market Street, across Lake Robbins Drive from the festival, boasts such restaurants as Café Express, Berryhill Tamales, Tommy Bahama’s Tropical Café & Emporium, la Madeleine and Grotto, as well as the wine bar, Crú, opening soon. The Woodlands Children’s Museum also is located in Market Street. Amenities such as these make The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival a unique event that both artists and patrons will enjoy.

Artist booth spaces start at $350. Single, corner, island and double-size booths are available. Artist applications for The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival are available online at The application deadline is Oct. 20, 2005.

The Woodlands Waterway Arts Council, chaired by David Gottlieb, Ph.D., is made up of individuals from The Woodlands Development Company, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Town Center Improvement District and other community leaders interested in the arts.

The Art Colony Association, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, has been producing art festivals that benefit local charities for 34 years. The Bayou City Art Festivals annually rank among the top art festivals in the country for fine art and art patrons. The 2004 Bayou City Art Festival was awarded second place for fine art festivals by American Style Magazine.

For more information about The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival, visit the festival's Web site at, send an e-mail to [email protected], or call the Art Colony Association at 713-521-0133.

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