JULIA GILMORE AT THE WATERWAY FEST
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.”