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TWAC 2019 News

October 5, 2019

Artfeel Announces New Home on Market Street's Central Park Stage

Artfeel Announces New Home on Market Street's Central Park Stage

Bring chairs and a picnic basket—and head to Market Street to celebrate art in The Woodlands – one artwork at a time!

ARTFEEL, a public art appreciation show produced by The Woodlands Arts Council (TWAC), has found its new home on Market Street’s newly remodeled Central Park Stage and will host its first show on Wednesday, October 23rd at 7:00 p.m. Like the public art it celebrates, ARTFEEL is free and open to the public. ARTFEEL is part of TWAC’s "Because Art Matters” programming.

August 26, 2019

Jenny Carattini-Wright Takes the Helm of The Woodlands Arts Council as Executive Director

The Woodlands Arts Council Welcomes Jenny Carattini-Wright as Executive Director

Jenny Carattini-Wright, who has admirably served in a variety of positions with The Woodlands Arts Council since its inception, has taken the helm of the organization as its Executive Director. Most recently, she was Interim Development Director this year, and prior to that was Festival Director of The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival from 2011-2016. During her tenure as Festival Director, she led the team in ranking among the top five arts festivals in the country. The event quickly became one of the most sought-after fine arts festivals in the nation for both artists and attendees.

August 26, 2019

The Woodlands Arts Council Welcomes Five New Board Members

The Woodlands Arts Council Welcomes Five New Board Members

Five community leaders - Jennifer Bruse, Chris Elmi, Amy Reardon, Glen Rector and James Stilwell - have joined the Board of Directors of The Woodlands Arts Council (TWAC), a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide regional cultural and educational enrichment opportunities that encourage, support and promote the performing and visual arts. TWAC produces the annual Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival which helps fund thousands of dollars in art scholarships along with other educational and cultural outreach programs throughout the year.

August 26, 2019

7th Annual Fast Draw Competition Set for September 14

7th & 8th Grade Students Should Sign Up Now!

7th Annual Fast Draw Competition

It's time for local middle school students to sign up for the 7th annual Fast Draw Competition scheduled for Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 10 am – 12 pm in the area in front of Dick's Sporting Goods at The Woodlands Mall. Sponsored by The Woodlands Arts Council in partnership with The Woodlands Development Company, an affiliate of the Howard Hughes Corporation, the event brings talented students together to draw a "mystery object" in 45 minutes.

June 27, 2019

The Woodlands Arts Council-Because Art Matters Presents 7th Annual Summer Art Workshop July 27

7th Annual Art Workshop

On Saturday, July 27 from 10 am – 12 noon, The Woodlands Arts Council (TWAC) and The Woodlands Mall will present the 7th Annual Summer Art Workshop for all students who will be entering the fifth and sixth grades this fall. All public, private and home-schooled students from Montgomery County are invited to register and attend. The event will be held in The Woodlands Mall courtyard outside Dick’s Sporting Goods.

April 10, 2019

14 Things to Love About The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival

The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival

Come see The Woodlands Waterway transformed into an outdoor art gallery at the 2019 Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival, this Saturday and Sunday, April 13 & 14. This juried fine art show, presented by The Woodlands Arts Council, takes place along the scenic banks of The Waterway and in Town Green Park in Town Center. You and your family are going to LOVE the Festival, and here are the top 14 reasons why:

April 5, 2019

Warriors in Art and The Woodlands Art League Team Up to Create Community Art Project at The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival April 13 & 14

The Singing Tree Mural Project

Members of The Woodlands Art League (WAL) and Warriors in Art (WIA), a Houston-based nonprofit whose mission is to enrich the lives of military veterans through artful education and expression, are joining their passion and talent to create a mural titled "The Singing Tree of Service" inspired by Kate Seredy’s book "The Singing Tree".

With the help of members, volunteers and festival-goers, WAL and WIA will craft a mural using mixed media affixed to three doors, a symbol of the struggle that every veteran faces during the transition and assimilation to new roles in civilian life. Guests at the festival are invited to add personal memorabilia such as photos, letters, postcards, dog tags or other tributes to the veterans in their lives. The finished project will be gifted to WIA and displayed as a tryptic at the organization’s headquarters.

April 3, 2019

Colton Spearheads Musical Lineup on Four Stages at 14th Annual Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival

2019 WWAF Performing Artists

The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival transforms Town Green Park into a vibrant landscape of visual art created by over 200 fine artists every April. The festive atmosphere is enriched by a wide range of musicians and performers sharing their talents on four stages, thanks to the leadership of Woodlands resident Angela Colton.

Since its inception, Colton has been an integral member of The Woodlands Arts Council that produces the Festival. As a native of New Orleans, you might say a love of music is in her blood, which is why her role as Performing Arts Coordinator is a perfect fit.

Bringing jazz, blues, Americana, folk, country and rock music to the stages as well as show choirs, big band musicians and local up-and-coming talent, fulfills the mission of the Festival, which is to showcase art in all its forms.

March 25, 2019

Featured artist Nolan Prohaska to bring whimsical glass botanicals to Waterway Arts Festival

2019 Featured Artist Nolan Prohaska

The spring flowers blooming on the banks of the Waterway will be joined by delicate glass counterparts when The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival takes over Town Green Park in April.

Artist and horticulturist Nolan Prohaska and his brightly-colored, crystalline plant forms were chosen by members The Woodlands Arts Council as this year’s featured artist. Prohaska’s work, exclusively, has been used to promote the festival for months, appearing on brochures, posters and fundraising materials.

March 20, 2019

Natural Wonders in Glass by Featured Artist Nolan Prohaska to be on Display at the 2019 Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival

2019 Featured Artist Nolan Prohaska

Glass Artist Nolan Prohaska, chosen as the Featured Artist for the 2019 Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival, will display his colorful, natural wonders at the Festival, set for the weekend of April 13 and 14 along The Woodlands Waterway and in Town Green Park. Nolan’s work was selected at the 2018 Festival to represent the highest quality of work among over 200 fine artists who are juried into the event each year. His glass creations appear on the advertising and marketing for the 2019 Festival.

In the Artist Statement on his website, DanceWither Glassworks, Nolan says that he has always been fascinated by the outdoors, a love that was nurtured by his family. Upon entering the University of Wisconsin River Falls in 1997, he was pursuing a degree in horticulture with a minor in liberal arts. During his sophomore year, he found himself in an introductory course for glass and discovered that he had a talent for working with the material. His pieces lean toward the natural world, and are heavily influenced by his surrounding environments.

March 14, 2019

The Woodlands Arts Council Exhibiting Student Artist Showcase at Market Street

Student Art Scholarship Showcase

Each year, The Woodlands Arts Council (TWAC) promotes and supports artists of the future through its Student Art Scholarship Competition. Student artists who are active public, private and home-schooled juniors and seniors from the Montgomery County area submit their original works in painting, drawing, mixed media 2D, mixed media 3D, digital art and photography to the competition.

This year, 180 pieces were submitted online, according to Tricia Howard, coordinator of the competition for The Woodlands Arts Council. The diverse student art will be featured in a special exhibition at Market Street on four consecutive Fridays and Saturdays beginning March 15: March 15 & 16, March 22 & 23, March 29 & 30 and April 5 & 6 from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.

March 8, 2019

FRIDAY, APRIL 12 | 6:30 – 9:30 pm

ART DASH AND PREVIEW PARTY

Sponsored by The Woodlands Arts Council

April 12, 2019 | The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Event Center

Purchase Tickets Online
VIP Preview and Art Dash Party

"Let the Art Choose You!" at this year's Art Dash and Preview Party on April 12 sponsored by The Woodlands Arts Council (TWAC). This festive fundraising event will kick off the 2019 Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival to be held April 13 and 14 at Town Green Park and along The Waterway.

Arts patrons, friends of TWAC, board members and 2019 artists, including featured artist Nolan Prohaska, will gather for an evening to celebrate and gain a "sneak peek" at the art featured in this year's Festival. The evening will feature live music provided by Darryl Bayer, Artistic Director of The Woodlands Symphony Orchestra, tastings created by local chefs and the opportunity to participate in a 60-Second Art Dash, a unique experience for "dashers" to find a piece of art donated by one of the Festival artists.

February 20, 2019

Breathtaking Art, Live Entertainment, Culinary Delights and Family Fun Await at The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival

14th Annual Event Set for April 13 & 14 - Purchase Tickets Online Now!
Pictured are scholarship recipients from a previous TWAC Student Art Scholarship Competition

Spring is almost here! It’s time to purchase tickets for the premier arts event in The Woodlands – The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival. This popular springtime tradition, now in its 14th year, will take place on Saturday, April 13 from 10 am – 6 pm, and Sunday, April 14 from 10 am – 5 pm along The Woodlands Waterway and in Town Green Park.

“Each year, The Woodlands Arts Council along with hundreds of dedicated volunteers, transforms The Woodlands Waterway into an outdoor art gallery, featuring the original works of over 200 juried fine artists from around the country,” said Kelly Batterson, Festival Director. “Representing a wide variety of styles and mediums, including painting, drawing, photography, wood, glass, clay, fiber and jewelry, the festival attracts up to 15,000 art lovers each year. Purchase tickets online now and receive a $3 discount off the gate price.”

February 16, 2019

The Woodlands Arts Council Announces 2019 Student Art Scholarship Competition

ONLINE APPLICATION DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 22
Pictured are scholarship recipients from a previous TWAC Student Art Scholarship Competition

The Woodlands Arts Council (TWAC) is pleased to announce the 2019 Student Art Scholarship Competition and is currently accepting art submissions from public, private, and home-schooled high school juniors and seniors. Interested students must submit an online application form by February 22 and can do so online at TWAC website: www.thewoodlandsartscouncil.org under the cultural arts tab.

Student Art Scholarship awards presented by The Woodlands Arts Council provide opportunities for students to exhibit their talent, while offering the potential of financial assistance toward their higher education. Students can submit one piece in any or all of the following art categories: painting, drawing, mixed media 2D, mixed media 3D, digital art and photography.

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