Art in the Square offers 3 fun days in Southlake
By Scott Nishimura
Photo courtesy of Art in the Square
Art in the Square, Southlake’s annual three-day fete and fine art festival, is back on tap April 28-30 at Southlake Town Square. The event, hosted for more than 20 years by the Southlake Women’s Club as a charity fundraiser, has brought in more than $3 million total.
Parking: Free, including parking lots, parking garages and the Granite Place Parking Garage at 550 Reserve St.
Food and drink: Must be purchased with tickets on sale at festival booths. Must be 21 or older to buy alcoholic beverages.
What to do: Fine art exhibited by 200 artists, food and beverages, entertainment, fun zone for teens and tweens, kids zone for younger children, and shopping, eating and drinking at Southlake Town Square merchants
Friday, April 28, 4-10:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 29, 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m., with artists closing down at 9 p.m.
Sunday, April 30, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Youth art show
The annual Youth Art in the Square is a juried competition show for high school students. The show will be open 4-10:30 p.m. April 28 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. April 29-30. More information: artinthesquare.com
Projected attendance: More than 60,000, based on historic ticket sales for food and activities
Who comes: A 2021 survey showed 71 percent of attendees came to the festival from outside Southlake.
How many artists apply for the juried slots: More than 600 this year. “Since the pandemic, the number of applications has decreased, but we are optimistic that with time, artists will once again become comfortable participating in large crowd events,” says Sherri Whitt, the festival’s marketing and publicity lead.