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Arts in the Park hosting Art Contest for Students

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THE WOODLANDS, TX – The Woodlands Township Parks and Recreation Department will host the annual fall Arts in the Park featuring Shakespeare in the Park on Saturday, September 22, 2018, from 3 to 8:30 p.m. at Rob Fleming Park, 6055 Creekside Forest Drive.

Arts in the Park is a free event that offers a variety of entertainment including live stage performances, food trucks for concession purchases, local vendors selling original artwork and crafts, along with a KidZone that includes activities, inflatables and more. All residents are invited to attend this family-friendly event and enjoy a good time with neighbors and friends in the park.

Upstage Theatre, with music by Woodlands Symphony Brass, will take the stage at 7 p.m. to perform Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing.”  This classic work will be set in 1940s New York, creating a unique and exciting spin on the original.

The annual fall Arts in the Park festival will be Shakespeare-themed.

New this year, the event will include a Shakespeare-inspired art contest for youth of all ages. Submissions of authentic works will be accepted through Friday, September 14, 2018 at The Woodlands Township, 2801 Technology Forest Blvd. Submissions will be displayed during the event and awards for each category will be given at the event. To complete your art application and learn more, please visit or email




Art vendors are still being accepted for the event. Vendors who wish to participate in Arts in the Park should submit applications by Friday, September 14, 2018. The arts/craft vendor booth fee is $50 and includes one 10′ x 10′ tent, a table and two chairs. Spaces are limited; vendors are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications can be downloaded online at

Sponsorship opportunities are also available for Arts in the Park. For more information, please email The Woodlands Township Parks and Recreation Department at For more information about The Woodlands Township, please visit or call 281-210-3800.