Saturday, March 15 and Sunday, March 16, 2014
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The annual Wildflower Days™ celebration begins with the 2014 Artists and Artisans Festival devoted to arts, crafts and nature.
The intimate festival showcases the work of more than 20 American artists in beads, watercolor, metal, glass and other media. The sale includes nature-themed handmade items, such as mesquite bowls and handwoven clothing, painted silk art and sculptured jewelry as well as exquisite photographs and paintings on glass. The gardens are gearing up for spring with bluebonnets, winecup and other flowers prepping to bloom.
Volunteers will be coloring circles on the flagstones all weekend in the courtyard, where you can meet sculptor John Christensen to discuss his sculptures on the grounds Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. George Boutwell, well known Texas artist, will sell his fabulous prints in the Auditorium, all day, both days. Jules Buck Jones will also talk with guests at his McDermott Learning Center exhibit at that time. Jones has an exhibit there of striking drawings of wildlife. On Saturday, Joy Fisher Hein, our 2014 Wildflower Days artist, signs art prints and T-shirts, and Barbara Attwell shows her felted sculptures, 1 to 3 pm in the store.
In The Store, all art-related books, including, origami ones, are 20% off, while previous years' Wildflower Days art prints are Buy One, Get Two Free.
Admission: $9 adults; $7 seniors and students; $3 for children; free for members and children under 5. For more information, call 512.232.0100, or visit www.wildflower.org/visit.