Welcome to Allen Arts Festival!

2018 is the 10th year for the festival. Schedules Coming Soon.

Located just 20 miles north from Dallas, Allen offers the best of all experiences. With 4 premier shopping destinations, 200 restaurants, 7000 – seat arena attracting top national entertainment, award winning golf course, nearly 800 acres of developed park land, and nearly 50 miles of hiking and nature trails, Allen is the perfect place to visit.

The Allen Arts Festival is an annual event that always takes place the 2nd weekend of May, rain or shine. It is usually the Mother’s Day weekend. This family friendly arts festival features juried artwork from fine visual artists from all over the country, and has been a staple in Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm in Allen for the last 9 years.  2017 featured 88 artists showcasing their work in diverse categories. All activities, parking and admission is free.

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2017 Artists


Penny Born     Jim Huckaby     Sue Jackson     Russell Peters

Winston Wigand     Lin Woodson

Digital Art

Rebecca Guy     Troy Parker


Helen Bailey     Clark Crenshaw     Patsy Lindamood


Valerie Calvo     Niko Culevski     Sue Foss     Autumn Guillory

Inna Miller     Jeremy Wanamaker1


Heather Crouch     Suely Lohr     Daniel McKenna     Jack Pine

Dana Robbins     Shawn Steichen     Kathy Stringer & Terry Foster     Debbie Wood


Rick Allen1     Rick Angrick     Megan Bassett     Dana Brock & Judy Darrow

John Cockle1     April Hiler     Ed Kautsch     Susana Langlois     Kerri Lavery Sterin2     Robb Pocklington     Jayme Savage2     Bernadette Szajna     Andrew Vandekop     Craig Vandeman1b     Chrissie Farrar


Shannon & Gail Macklin     Robert Blackwell

Mixed Media

Laurie Aurand2     Dianne Hicks     Vicki Hamende     Steve Hawkins     Jeffrey Hiller2     Jennifer Rae Ochs     Ed Kautsch     Mark Stephenson2     Joseph&Jennifer Worth2

Painting (acrylic/oil/other)

Sandy Atkins-Moran     Ken Bonner     Eric Dorris     Matt Esparza     Gail Greenoe2     Thomas Jordan3     Melissa Lloyd     David Mercado     Coco Moore     Natasha Mylius     DeoSoliDeo Tim Pattison     Steven Plummer     Frank Sowells Jr.     Taylor White     Jennifer Williams     George Jones

Painting (watercolor)

Jean Adas     Helene Bernhard Little     Robert Ruhmann


Sharon Collins     Angelika Ejtel     Essie Graham     Todd Langley     Jamie Rood     Sherry Talbot          Mike Woodward     Steven Zimmerman


Katherine LiBretto


Greg Robertson     Gary Williamson


Alexander Brown     Jeffrey Gasper3     Mitch Evans     Tom Lohr     Michael Michaud

Body Art

norasusko     Vaishali Thakkar

Music and Other Events


Main Stage by the Green 
4:00-6:00 pm       Allen High School Jazz Band
7:00-9:00 pm        Bodarks

Stage by the Blue House Too
4:00-5:00 pm         Traidisiun
5:00-6:00 pm          Cierra Brannies
6:00-7:00 pm          Plectra
7:00-8:00 pm          North Texas Irish Youth Band


Main Stage by the Green                    
10:00 am – noon       Lovejoy High School and Middle School Choir
Noon-1:30 pm           Steve Duncan
1:30-3:00 pm             Spring Creek Jazz
3:00-4:00 pm             Note-Ably North Texas Chorus
7:00-9:00 pm             Teddy Davy Ensemble

Stage by the Blue House Too
11:30am – noon         Fairview Youth Theater
3:00-5:00 pm           Allen Community Ensemble
5:00-6:00 pm           Abhi Velaga


Main Stage by the Green
2:00-5:00 pm            The Fox & the Bird

Stage by the Blue House Too
Noon-1:00 pm           Alexa
1:00-2:00 pm             Shane Frame
2:00-3:00 pm             Green Light Band
3:00-4:00 pm             DAAYO Chamber
4:00-5:00 pm             Cierra Brannies

Kids Creation Stations

(1) Blue House Too

Friday: Make Mother’s Day cards and bracelets with the Allen Arts Alliance.
Saturday: Join the Allen High School’s National Art Honor Society students as they guide you with Pottery, Paint a Piano (for Pianos on Parade program), Wire Sculptures, and Paper Sculptures.
Sunday: Make Coffee Filter Flowers and Sun Catchers with the Allen Arts Alliance.

(2) Booth #6 (In front of Bonnie Ruth restaurant)

Friday-Sunday: Make tissue flowers and other crafts with the Young Mens Service League Allen Chapter at Booth#6.

Throughout the weekend go geocaching and win prizes.

Food and Beverages

Watters Creek offers a wide array of restaurants and foods, and we are sure you’ll find something to please the entire family – young and old. During the festival there will be a few food trucks as well.


Watters Creek offers shoppers a variety of convenient parking options. Three parking garages are available, each with convenient access to our shops and restaurants. There are dozens of free metered spaces available along the streets. Through the Change for Charity program, net proceeds from the meters are donated to local charities and used to host community events at Watters Creek. Feeding the meters is encouraged – a quarter can make a big difference in the community if everyone contributes. Free Valet parking is available at The Cheesecake Factory and Mi Cocina for their respective restaurants.

ATM Location

See directory map for ATM location.


See directory map for public restrooms.


Follow the Allen Arts Festival on www.facebook.com/AllenArtsAlliance and Twitter @AllenTXArts for continuous festival updates and information about artists.
Questions Please don’t hesitate to call the Allen Arts Alliance at (972) 727-7272 if you have any questions, or email office@allenartsalliance.org. The office is open Monday – Friday, from 9 am to 1 pm.