Calendars are $20 + $2.50 for shipping, which is included in the total. A summer camp for students with development disabilities. Art Works by Young Artists age 5-16 10 Art Cards for $20+ $2.50 for shipping. To purchase, click on ADD TO CART, and click on CHECKOUT in top right to complete your purchase. Pickup is available at Cultural Arts of Waco/CAW office, call us at 254-723-6830.
Waco Cultural Arts Fest(WCAF) incorporated June 2, 2004 to promote the arts in Waco. As WCAF expanded, the Board decided on the need for an umbrella name, “doing business as” name Cultural Arts of Waco(CAW) to incorporate all current and future programs. Year-round arts programming is made available to the entire Waco community free of charge. Our 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 programs in our community and partnerships with other organizations. Programs include: The Waco Cultural Arts Fest (WCAF) free three-day festival founded in 2004 to promote the arts in Waco. Today, the WCAF brings together exceptional artists, performances, and immersive experiences for all on the banks of the Brazos River. Art on Elm, and PumpkinFest, pop-up arts events in the underserved neighborhood of East Waco, Waco National Outdoor Sculpture Invitational, Branding the Brazos –Public Art, Doris Miller Memorial Sculpture, and Art at the Arc Summer Camp. Partnerships include the City of Waco-Brazos Nights concerts, NeighborWorks Waco-Art on Elm, and Arc of McLennan County- Art at the Arc for students with Autism and cerebral Palsy. We act as the partner and fiduciary for the Central Texas African American Heritage Foundation. These programs, along with our festival, highlight the ways CAW strives to make multi-disciplinary arts accessible for all segments of the population rather than an elite few. We make conscious decisions about the locale of the festival and sculptures so that the locations are centrally located to all communities, but particularly to low socio-economic groups from North, South, and East Waco. CAW has no full time paid staff. Our organization is supported by 350 community volunteers. Other community projects include ARTPLACE, 418 Elm Ave., Waco our new home . Goal: To transform a derelict but historical significant building (50+ years) and eight empty lots into ArtPlace as a multi-cultural community arts hub focusing on youth arts education, community arts, music, film workshops linked to a public art space. “ArtPlace” A Neighborhood Arts Hub will provide a central anchor for the community that becomes the hub of yearlong activities including the annual popup art exhibitions of Art on Elm Avenue that annually attract thousands of people from across Central Texas. Campaign $1,470,800 THE YELLOW HOUSE PROJECT: a culinary arts project will be a place where we can teach skills to become bakers, packers, graphic designers, data entry clerk, customer services and culinary herb propagation. This will be linked to our arts programs in collaboration with the Arc of McLennan County.