Cultural Arts of Waco


Welcome to Cultural Arts of Waco.

We are a 501(c)3 organization located in Waco, Texas founded in 2004.

Mission: 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.

CAW is rooted in the following values:

Excellence – Fostering excellence in the arts and culture.

Pride– Creating programs that our community can celebrate.

Education – Transmitting creative knowledge and skills. Integrity – Operating with clear values and sincerity.

Diversity – Bridging a variety of peoples, arts, and cultures.

Commitment – Investing in the future by nurturing arts and people. 

Optimism – Committing courage, energy, and hope to all we do.

CAW realizes these values through several avenues, all free to the public designed to bring arts and culture to the Waco area. Among these are:

  • Waco Cultural Arts Fest incorporating festivals within a festival – WordFest and {254}dance-festival
  • “Branding the Brazos” Waco Chisholm Trail Heritage monumental sculpture Indian Spring Park, Waco
  • Spearheading fundraising for the Doris Miller Memorial
  • and many more.

Cultural Arts of Waco on the Web

Cultural Arts of Waco is the organization that puts on the Waco Cultural Arts Fest. We also handle several other projects:

Doris Miller Memorial, a project to honor the first African-American hero of WWII, who hails from Waco, a blog documenting the progress of a new mural in East Waco, a Facebook page dedicated to the new mural in East Waco

Waco Cultural Arts Fest on Social Media

Waco Cultural Arts Fest offers you many ways to stay in touch via social media:



Facebook:, a Facebook page for WordFest, a festival within a festival

Read about the Arts!

David A. Smith, Arts Columnist for the Waco Tribune-Herald, is a long time board member and volunteer for the Cultural Arts of Waco. He writes on arts topics each week in the Trib. Click here to read his latest column!