About Us

Our Vision is 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.

Our Mission

To engage and enrich our diverse community by
providing art, events and cultural activities.

Our History

Cultural Arts of Waco was incorporated June 2, 2004 as Waco Cultural Arts Fest. Since that time, we have expanded from a once-a-year festival into year round programming made available to the entire Waco community free of charge.

"Doing Business As" (dba) Name: Waco Cultural Arts Fest (WCAF) dba Cultural Arts of Waco (CAW). In 2010, the Board of Directors, through a grant from the Waco Foundation, completed extensive strategic planning with Bower & Co. Consulting LLC to begin a 10-year plan for the future. At that time it was decided that the broader name Cultural Arts Waco better represented the organization's mission and vision.

In the last ten years, CAW’s activities have evolved from planning and conducting once-a-year festival into making arts available to the entire community (“Arts for All”) throughout the year.

CAW has a volunteer governing Board of Directors and an advisory board. With no full-time paid staff, all festival and outreach activities require coordination of more than 450 volunteers, and administrative duties are conducted in a rented office space. Primary funding is provided by community businesses, grants, and fundraising events.

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CAW 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. Among these are:

Meet the Team

The board of Directors

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Deborah Townsend
Treasurer

Daniel Hollingsworth
Vice President

Sugako Stone
Secretary

Advisory Team

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Contact Us

Cultural Arts of Waco
814 Elm Avenue
Waco, TX 76704

Email: doreen@wacoartsfest.org

Tel: 254 723-6830