City crews and Community Events staff have been busy at Cottonwood Park this week, preparing for the City’s semiannual Cottonwood Art Festival, which begins tomorrow morning, Oct. 5 and continues through Sunday, Oct. 6. More than 240 artists selected from across the nation will exhibit at the event, this year celebrating its 50th year.

In addition to the art, there will be two stages featuring live music throughout each day, an interactive children’s area and a variety of food and beverage vendors.

Festival hours are 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission and parking are free, with additional charges for food/beverages, art purchases and some children’s activities. Cottonwood Park is located at 1321 W. Belt Line Rd.