Welcome to Allen Arts Festival 2018!

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.  2018 featured 60 artists showcasing their work in diverse categories.  Parking and admission is free.

Click here for map and directions.

2018 Artists




Digital Art














Mixed Media



Painting (acrylic/oil/other)







Painting (watercolor)










Music and Other Events

All Performances will be on the Main Stage by the Green


4:00-6:00pm       Allen High School Jazz Band
7:00-9:00pm        Counterfeit Radio


10:30 – 11:30am       Lovejoy High School and Middle School Choir
12:00-2:30pm           The Tradition
3:30-5:00pm             Mr. Lucky and the Echo
7:00-9:00pm             The Fox & the Bird


noon – 2:00pm          TBA
2:00 – 5:00pm           Spring Creek Jazz

Kids Creation Stations

(1) Locations: In front of Froggs Cafe and on the Green

4:00pm – 8:00pm:      Make Tissue Paper Art – flowers and butterflies – with Young Men’s Service League of Allen

10:00 am – 4:00 pm:    Participate in diverse art activities with the Allen High School Art Honor Society
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm:     Make popsicle stick bookmarks, simple origami, and an electric tea light craft with Love & Art Club 

12:00 pm – 5:00pm:   Make Tissue Paper Art – flowers and butterflies – with the Young Men’s Service League of Allen

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.


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.


See Watters Creek Directory Map for public restrooms.


Follow the Allen Arts Festival on Facebook and Twitter 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.