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, and the Dr Pepper Museum.

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 2022 is a wrap! This year's program kicked off May 31st in partnership with Triple Win Waco to expand our hiring capabilities across McLennan County high schools. Triple Win's campus is located downtown on 11th and Webster, and this year's mural will become the face of their new makerspace: the Shop on Webster. Artist mentors and apprentices worked diligently in the Texas summer heat to bring "Reaching Beyond", designed by Natalie Ward, to life. This year's film apprentices created a short form documentary sharing the stories of four local businesses.

We are delighted to partner with Triple Win Waco, an organization with similar DNA and values at heart, in order to activate their new space for local makers and creatives! Check out the 2022 mural and documentary today.

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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