Featured artist announced for Richardson's Cottonwood Art Festival

The city of Richardson has announced the featured artist for the Cottonwood Art Festival. (Courtesy Cottonwood Art Festival)
The city of Richardson has announced the featured artist for the Cottonwood Art Festival. (Courtesy Cottonwood Art Festival)

The city of Richardson has announced the featured artist for the Cottonwood Art Festival. (Courtesy Cottonwood Art Festival)

The city of Richardson has announced the featured artist for the Cottonwood Art Festival will be Canadian mixed-media artist Marjolyn van der Hart.

The Cottonwood Art Festival will be held May 7-8 at Cottonwood Park. It will be the first festival since 2019 after organizers canceled the last two years during the pandemic.

According to a city press release, van der Hart is known for work that includes layers of nostalgic images. These images will be incorporated into the festival poster, merchandise and marketing graphics. They will also be featured in a centrally located booth at the festival, according to the press release.

More information on van der Hart, including an art gallery, can be found on her website.

The festival, which is operated by the city of Richardson, is a juried art show that features work from the nation’s top visual artists and takes place on the first full weekend in May and October each year. Cottonwood also includes live musical performances, numerous dining options and a creative children’s area. Attendance is free all weekend.


More information about the festival can be found online at www.cottonwoodartfestival.com.
By Jackson King
Jackson joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in January of 2022. He graduated in 2020 from Texas A&M with a degree in journalism. Jackson covers education, local government, business, development, real estate, transportation and nonprofits in the Richardson community. Prior to CI, he covered sports for the Wylie News, interned at Maroon Weekly and Insite Brazos Valley Magazine in College Station, Texas, and wrote freelance for the Dallas Morning News.