Plano Artfest is a FREE community event built around artistic inclusiveness, creative curiosities, and cultural connection. The festival began in 2015 with a simple movie screening and the beloved Chalk It Up competition, and has since continued to grow into an experience that showcases the work of local artists and provides an opportunity for the Plano community to explore traditional and contemporary forms of art.
The 2018 festival will include a week of community art programming that culminates in a two-day festival in the Downtown Plano Arts District. The festival begins on Friday, April 27th from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and continues on Saturday the 28th from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. There will be live music, contemporary art installations, performances from local arts groups, a makers market of craftsman and artisans, family chalk art, a kids zone with bounce houses, and much more! Come let your creativity loose!
There will be a variety of live performances on both Friday and Saturday on the Artfest Main Stage. The Makers Market is an opportunity for local artists to put their work on display for Artfest attendees. Check out the 60+ fantastic artists and vendors that will be in attendance at the 2018 Makers Market!
And check out a brand new feature this year! Capital One and University of Texas at Dallas Arts & Technology students and faculty are bringing a new element to Plano Artfest this year: the Technicolor Experience. The installation will explore image mapping, display work from UTD's PIRL lab, and host a panel discussion. Learn more about it here.