Jurors for this spring's Cottonwood Art Festival have selected Michelle Mardis to be the featured artist for the event scheduled to take place May 4-5 at Richardson’s Cottonwood Park.
Mardis is an award winning self-taught artist who has an extensive following from doing outdoor art shows and other events. She created original artwork for a blues album for legendary blues man Tom McCoy and the cover artwork for The New Barker magazine.
This year marks the 44th year for the City of Richardson's Cottonwood Art Festival. It is rated as one of the top art festivals in the United States, and will feature more than 240 artists who will exhibit their museum-quality work at the event.
This year's festival will be held Saturday, May 4, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (with live music until 8 p.m.), and Sunday, May 5, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cottonwood Park is located at 1321 W. Belt Line Rd., one block east of Coit Road. Parking and admission are free. The artists’ works are available for purchase, as are food and beverages, and some children’s events require a fee.
For more information, go to www.CottonwoodArtFestival.com or Facebook at www.facebook.com/cottonwoodartfestival or Twitter www.Twitter.com/CAFRichardson.