Wildflower Festival

Wildflower Festival


This Spring local artist Tammy Cunningham decided to participate in the 2017 Wildflower! Art Guitar Program & Auction, sponsored by Ebby Halliday Realtors. The pink guitar Tammy is donating to the auction is titled “Bohemian Gypsy Garden,” and believe it or not she only used markers to create the intricate designs.

A couple of times a week Tammy selected a fine point or ultra-fine point black Sharpie and as she describes, “used the marker to draw freehand what I envision as a peek into a free-spirited gypsy garden.” Look closely and you’ll notice flowers, curled ribbons, and a dragonfly resting in a peaceful place.

The custom guitar will be on display for the public May 19-21, 2017 at the 25th Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival inside the Eisemann Center.

“I hope that when people see my guitar they feel a flowing, free spirited vibe. I had an image of bohemian flower children, peace and love, lots of music, and I hope they can pick-up that same feel.”

Although Tammy doesn’t yet have her own mystical flower garden, she is a hometown Richardson girl. “I took guitar lessons at the Richardson Heights Recreation Center back in the mid-70’s. I can still strum a few chords,” says Tammy.

This silent auction will be open for bidding until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 21st and all proceeds benefit the NETWORK of Community Ministries and the Richardson ISD Fine Arts Programs. Absolutely anyone may bid on the guitars and Tammy admits that while she misses seeing it in her living room, there are already two more guitar projects in the works.

Tammy Cunningham receives first guitar for Christmas.


Additional information about the Wildflower! Art Guitar Program and Auction, and how to donate or participate, may be found on our website: http://www.wildflowerfestival.com/around-wf/. #WAMFest2017

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Big City Outlaws is a high energy country rock/pop cover band that performed on the Bud Light Stage at Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival in Richardson. They have been entertaining the DFW metroplex since 2012.

This rockin’ group of musicians deliver country classics like Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash to keep the audience on their feet and singing along. Accurate renditions of classic rock includes Lynyrd Skynyrd, Journey, and Poison to current country artists such as Taylor Swift, Big & Rich, Kenny Chesney, and Zac Brown Band.

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The Michael Terry’s People Choice Award was given to Chris Chism of Dallas at the conclusion of the Al Johnson Performing Songwriter Contest. 10 finalists were selected from 300 applicants in a blind screening process. The top 10 then traveled to Richardson and performed live on the UnitedHealthcare Singer Songwriter Stage inside the Eisemann Center during the Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival. Along with the honor of the award, Chism also received a $500 cash prize.

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It’s been a wild weekend here at Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival! We are so excited to update that the gates are going to open at 6:30 p.m.. The festival has been partially open since this morning and indoor performances inside the Eisemann Center have continued as scheduled throughout the day.

Unfortunately, Blue Oyster Cult had to cancel its appearance at the Festival due to its flight into DFW International Airport being cancelled because of the severe weather. All acts prior to 6:30 p.m. set to perform on outdoor stages have been removed from the schedule.

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