The sixth annual Art on the Greene Art Festival returns Memorial Day Weekend, May 26-28, to Richard Greene Linear Park in the city’s Entertainment District. The event was voted the “Best Outdoor Festival in Arlington” in 2015 and 2016 by Arlington Citizen Journal readers and in Arlington Today magazine’s All Stars Reader Choice poll.
This year’s gathering not only will feature works from more than 100 national, regional and local artists, but will also have noted area authors and performing artists as part of the eclectic mix.
Visitors can stroll through the park and see booth after booth of one-of-a-kind works in ceramic, drawing, fiber, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media 2D, mixed media 3D, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and wood. In addition, they can bring portable chairs or blankets and sit on the lawn to enjoy a weekend of live performances from 10 national, regional and local bands. The 2017 Art on the Greene will feature some of the better tribute bands paying homage to bands such as KISS, U-2, Heart, INXS, Fleetwood Mac and Foreigner.
As always, this year’s festival will have a stellar lineup of dining options prepared by local restaurants and regional food vendors. Craft Beer and wine will also be available for purchase. No outside food or drinks will be allowed into the park.
Event organizer Steve Moya says that while Art on the Greene has always been a must-attend event for local art lovers, this year’s festival promises to be the best festival yet. “Richard Greene Linear Park, home of Art on the Greene, could not be in a more perfect place,” he says. “Tree-lined paths, the Caelum Moor sculptures, a lake on the north side, Rangers Ballpark on the east and Cowboys Stadium on the west … it’s truly a breathtaking site. When you stand inside the park and look around, not only does the beauty of the park amaze you, but the atmosphere is second to none. On Memorial Day Weekend, the park transforms into an art lover’s paradise, with booth after booth of incredible art in 13 different categories.”
And, as noted, this year’s event will also have something for avid readers, as well. Art on the Greene will feature an “Authors Tent,” where local book writers will be on hand throughout the weekend to sell and sign their published books.
Art on the Greene is family- and dog-friendly, but all dogs must be on a leash and have a calm temperament around other people and dogs.
Event hours are:
- 3-10 p.m. on Friday
- 10 a.m.-10 p.m. on Saturday
- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday
Admission and parking are free, and even with the construction beginning on the new Texas LIVE! complex between AT&T Stadium and Globe Life Park, there is ample space for parking. Patrons are urged to use Lot J of Texas Rangers Ballpark, with overflow parking available in lot B.
Moya says he is excited about what this year’s Art on the Greene holds for visitors. “With a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere and serious potential for shoppers, this show is becoming a favorite for art lovers and collectors from Dallas, Fort Worth and surrounding cities,” he says. “It’s an incredible setting that has every bit of atmosphere you could want in an outdoor art festival.”
For more: artonthegreene.com.