makers market

Come see some of the finest local craftsmen and artisans in North Texas. Nearly 40 craft vendors will be showcasing their work for sale. Art mediums represented in the Makers Market include: jewelry making, pottery, wood-working, painting, photography, apparel and accessories, furniture, bath and body products, essential oils, food vendors, and more!  


CHALK IT UP

Plano's favorite family tradition is back for 2017, made possible by The Vested Group. Chalk It Up is a free sidewalk chalk mural competition held in the Downtown Plano Arts District. The competition begins at 10:00am on Sunday when the festival opens. Participants can register for free and are provided a space and chalk. Competition categories include professional, amateur young adult, and amateur adult. Chalk murals are judged by a panel from the Plano Art Association and prizes are awarded to the top three finishers.


Kids zone

Bring the whole family out to Artfest! There will be all kinds of kids activities at Sunday's festival. Some of the entertainment for children will be bounce houses, kids Chalk It Up, crafts, and much more!

You can even check out the kids yoga sessions, provided by Yoga Tree Plano. At 12:00 p.m. there will be a session for ages 3-6 and at 1:00 p.m. a session for ages 7-12.


MAKE-IT TAKE-IT STATION

The idea of this station is for attendees to make a piece of art and add to the installation, then take someone else's art creation home with them. The art piece will be ever changing as people are adding and taking away different art pieces throughout the day. Come and be a part of this public art installation! The Make-it Take-it Station is sponsored by the Collin College Art Department and the Plano Public Library System.


COMMUNITY STAGE

Want to see what kind of entertainment Plano has to offer? Then come to the Community stage! The stage will constantly have live performances of local Plano artists groups. Some of the performers this year will include: Plano Symphony Orchestra, Chamberlain Ballet, and Plano Children's Theatre. For a more detailed schedule, visit the Artists page. 


graffiti artists

We are bringing the graffiti artists back! Walk around Haggard Park to see the artists live at work. They will be stationed throughout the park spray painting on an interesting canvas! The kids will even have a mini version they can paint too! 


Artisan lounge

Chill, grab a craft beer, and vape in style in the Artisan Lounge at McCall Plaza. Made possible by the Artisan Vapor Company in Plano and Deep Ellum Brewing Company, come enjoy free samples of high quality e-liquids and local craft beers while lounging under the stars. Artisan Vapor Company's mission is to spread awareness about living a healthy life, and this can be done by switching to vaping! 


hub streat stage

The new food truck experience in downtown Plano, Hub Streat will be providing the musical entertainment on Saturday. Join us at the Hub Streat stage for rad music, dancing, and good times! 

Headlining the evening is Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears! Black Joe Lewis is an American blues, funk and soul artist influenced by Howlin' Wolf and James Brown. Other performances Saturday night will include local DFW artists and DJ's.  


dart exhibit

Saturday night's visual art component will be a contemporary art exhibit sponsored by DART. It will feature bold and intriguing installations curated by Dallas artist Joshua King, a co-founder of the AURORA festival, as well as several other installations by DFW artists

To give you a taste of the exhibit, the photo to the left shows one of the pieces that will be displayed. Created by artists Alicia Eggert and Mike Flemming, the neon "You are (on) an island" sign is meant to prod you to think both inside and outside of yourself and invite you to marvel at the world you inhabit and the role you play in it.

The exhibit will also include, among several others, two pieces titled "The Art of Birth" and "Two Hydrogen One Oxygen." "The Art of Birth", by Milan Bender, was inspired by his twins. This artwork is an ode to both artists and the mothers who bore them throughout time past, present, and future. "Two Hydrogen One Oxygen" is an installation of free-standing hand water well pumps, configured into a puristic formation. It is intended to engage conversation among the public in regards to the sustainable use of water.