To celebrate and promote the community’s diverse artistic and cultural life; develop and enrich its cultural capacity; and champion the economic, social, and educational benefits of the arts in the Greater Waco area and beyond.


Cultural Arts of Waco was incorporated June 2, 2004. In the past 10 years we have expanded from a once-a-year festival into year round programming made available to the entire Waco community free of charge. Our values include: excellence, in arts and culture; pride, through programs our community can celebrate; education, through the transmission of knowledge and skill; integrity, by operating with clear values and sincerity; diversity, bridging a variety of peoples, arts and cultures; commitment, to the future through our nurturing  of arts and people; and optimism, in our courage, energy, and hope in all we do.

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Art and Culture

Waco Cultural Arts Fest brings together music, dance, poetry, film, performance arts, visual arts, and scientific pursuits in its weekend festival held in Indian Spring Park and the Waco Convention Center. For more information on our Festival and its mini-Fests, please click here


We believe in supporting the arts and arts education all year. In our goal to bring the arts to all sections of Waco, we partner with groups during the school year and summer to provide art programming to students of all ages.


  • ACE After School Arts at La Vega Elementary School
  • Art at the ARC: Summer Art Camp in collaboration with the Arc of McLennan County for students with autism and cerebral palsy 

Public Art

In support of arts for all programming, Cultural Arts of Waco advocates for art in public spaces.


  • Branding the Brazos
  • Waco National Outdoor Sculpture Invitational
  • Mid-America Arts Alliance Mural
  • Doris Miller Memorial


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