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The Cottonwood Art Festival is a semi-annual event that features works from the nation's top visual artists. A juried show, it features over 240 artists who exhibit their museum-quality work in 14 categories: 2D Mixed Media, 3D Mixed Media, Ceramics, Digital, Drawings/Pastels, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Leather, Metalwork, Painting, Photography, Sculpture and Wood.
Cottonwood isn't just about the art, though. The festival also features local bands who perform the best in rock, country, jazz, blues, swing and folk. The ArtStop Children's Area allows pint-size Picassos to enjoy a wide array of art and craft activities, including creating a sculpture hat from scrap, designing a masterpiece in plaster, adding to an enormous collage or practicing their hand at sculpting clay on a real potter’s wheel.