Creative Waco supports new and existing creative businesses and becomes the first community in Texas to launch AIR Institute's art, cultural and economic development program.

Opportunities for young artists: Beauty for our city. ARTPrenticeship brings real-world concept-to-completion mentored work experience for aspiring young creatives, and puts new artistic masterpieces on Waco walls.

Providing matching grants for high impact and/or innovative arts projects that will help grow our community as a vibrant cultural hub. Projects are evaluated based on their abilities to further the Waco Cultural Plan.


Waco's Chalk Art Festival and Vendor Market celebrating art, food, fashion, and fun for all in Downtown Waco!

Learn how we developed a strategy for growing Waco's cultural and creative sector in a thoughtful, coherent, sustainable way by building on the things our community already does best.

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Waco's largest Dia de los Muertos Parade and Festival.

Bringing music, art and free family fun to "Waco's Front Porch" at the Bridge Street Plaza and Amphitheater featuring performances by local, regional, and national acts spanning a variety of genres.

An exhibition in the palm of your hand: 52 artworks from Waco & McLennan County made into a set of playing cards. The original artworks were selected by international judges, exhibited in the rotunda of the Texas State Capitol in Austin, and then at Cultivate 7Twelve in Waco.

A riverside sculpture project running through the heart of Waco, incorporating natural and cultural resources that include Cameron Park and the Downtown Cultural District.