Our vision is to grow and support a thriving cultural and creative community in Waco, Texas.

The historic crossing of the Brazos River at Waco has long been a gathering place for people and cultures.  As a result, Waco offers a range and quality of artistic and cultural experiences that you would normally expect to find in a much larger city.

Waco has been known for innovation and creativity since 1868, when Thomas M. Griffith was commissioned to design and build an experimental suspension bridge spanning the Brazos River. His design proved so successful that it became the prototype for the Brooklyn Bridge  

Today, Waco is known for excellence in athletics, education, engineering, and technology, as well as a unique blend of urban innovation, small town hospitality, and international impact—all smothered in laid back Texas charm.  

You can use this site to learn more about Creative Waco, find something new to do with friends, discover local artists and performances, network with arts professionals, or learn about our community’s hidden cultural gems. We hope you will be inspired to become part of the creative process, helping to shape Waco’s cultural identity and its plans for the future. We have put together a Cultural Plan for Waco as part of a larger project to achieve Texas Commission on the Arts Cultural District designation for our city. 

We want to hear your views! Which cities do you think of as culturally vibrant? What do you love in Waco? What do you tell visitors to do while they are here? And while you are having your say, make sure you sign up for more information. It's an exciting time to be part of Waco's story!