Opportunities for Young Artists. Beauty for Our City.

In the summer of 2018, Creative Waco brought an exceptional new program to our community. ARTPrenticeship offers real-world concept-to-completion mentored work experience for talented high school students and new artistic masterpieces for our city in the form of striking murals and public art. The program was modeled on Cincinnati's award-winning ArtWorks. You can find ARTPrenticeship’s murals on 2nd St. and Jackson Ave., Brotherwell Brewing, Waco Family Medicine's Martin Luther King Jr. Community Clinic, The Cove, TFNB Your Bank For Life's East Waco Branch, the Dr Pepper Museum, and Triple Win Waco.

ARTPrenticeship connects young creatives from Waco ISD’s internship program with local professional artists to create fresh and eye-catching works of art that reflect the history, aspirations and beauty of our community. By collaborating with business owners, sponsors, and community leaders, the program provides so much more than a regular internship. It teaches participants the transferable skills to manage every stage of a creative project from idea to icon. If you are passionate about beauty for our city, and want to invest in gifted young creatives, please consider sponsoring our apprentices! To find out more about the program, check out our frequently asked questions or our past projects.


ARTPrenticeship 2023 is here and we're hiring! Join our talented team of Artist Mentors and ARTPrentices to grow our creative community and add more beauty to our city. We are hiring three visual art mentors and two film mentors to guide our 2023 apprentices and program. For young creatives interested in earning creative work experience we are hiring 4 film and content makers and 10 visual artists to participate in three creative tracks: mural making, studio art, and filmmaking. See the job descriptions below!

Keep up with the program on Facebook and Instagram at @artprenticeship!


1000 Hopes for Waco (2018)


The Color of Health (2019)


The Spirit of We (2019)


A Message of Hope (2020)


Tree of Life (2021)


If you feel up to it you should introduce yourself to a stranger today (2021)

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Reaching Beyond (2022)

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