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In keep­ing with this year’s theme to Es­cape to a Week­end of Art and Mu­sic, The Wood­lands Wa­ter­way Arts Festival has se­lected Ju­lia Gil­more as the Fea­tured Artist of the 2016 Festival. Her bold, retro flair is the per­fect com­ple­ment to this year’s theme, and is in­stantly ap­par­ent in her spot­light im­age for the Festival, with the Hous­ton sky­line vis­i­ble in the rear-view mir­ror of a clas­sic car.

Ju­lia’s artis­tic vision can be at­trib­uted to the jux­ta­po­si­tion of her ru­ral roots and a so­phis­ti­cated ur­ban back­ground. Raised in a small New Hamp­shire town, Ju­lia mi­grated north to Mon­treal, and now makes her home out­side Toronto, Canada.

Ju­lia trav­els to var­i­ous ma­jor U.S. cities through­out spring, sum­mer and fall to show her work at pres­ti­gious out­door art exhibitions, and her work is rep­re­sented by sev­eral U.S. gal­leries and hangs in nu­mer­ous pri­vate and cor­po­rate col­lec­tions.

As a re­turn­ing artist at The Wood­lands Wa­ter­way Arts Festival, Ju­lia con­sid­ers this event to be the most valu­able ap­pear­ance she makes ev­ery year. Ju­lia states, “The Wood­lands Wa­ter­way Arts Festival is the high­light of my art show sea­son! The Wood­lands Wa­ter­way Arts Festival is pure syn­chronic­ity … a true gem which blends an ex­tremely wellor­ga­nized show, good-na­tured staff, neigh­borly vol­un­teers, fan­tas­tic mu­si­cal en­ter­tain­ment, world class art, ex­quis­ite cui­sine and all in an idyl­lic set­ting ... I am hon­ored and de­lighted to be rep­re­sent­ing The Wood­lands Wa­ter­way Arts Festival as The Fea­tured Artist of 2016.”

Now in its 11th year, The Wood­lands Wa­ter­way Arts Festival opens Fri­day, April 8, and runs through Sun­day, April 10, 2016. Ad­mis­sion to the three-day Festival is just $15 for all three days, and chil­dren un­der 12 are ad­mit­ted free.

The Wood­lands Wa­ter­way Arts Festival is pro­duced by The Wood­lands Arts Coun­cil, a non-profit or­ga­ni­za­tion whose mis­sion is to pro­vide re­gional cul­tural en­rich­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties to in­spire, en­cour­age, sup­port and pro­mote vis­ual and per­form­ing arts. A por­tion of the pro­ceeds from the Festival ben­e­fits the coun­cil’s com­mu­nity and ed­u­ca­tion out­reach pro­grams, fondly named “Be­cause Art Mat­ters.”

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