Waco Arts Alliance

Waco Arts Alliance


Waco Arts Alliance is a networking group for arts leaders. It exists to bring together people who think, dream, plan, and do the hard work of creating the artistic and cultural life of Waco. The group is open to anyone who runs an artistic or cultural event, organization or program (non profit or commercial). Regular meetings provide opportunities for professional development, information exchange and coordination of marketing, fundraising and programming.

By working together, Waco’s artistic and cultural organizations can grow audiences, promote one another, and communicate the importance of the arts in Waco.

To join the Arts Alliance, write us at info@creativewaco.org with the name of your organization, project or event and your title, and we'll add you to our email list and database. Also join the Arts Alliance Facebook group to exchange information and updates with other members.

Dear Arts Alliance,

We're enjoying another great season of arts and events in Waco, thanks to your hard work! As always, thank you to our local media and calendar gurus for focusing attention on Waco's growing artistic and cultural life.

Please continue to post news, program announcements, questions, ideas, requests and comments on the Arts Alliance Facebook Page so that we can all share information and ideas.

And don't forget to check out the RESOURCES on this site, such as FUNDING, CALENDARS, the CREATIVE DIRECTORY, and DATA on the economic impact of the arts in Waco.

Questions? Contact info@creativewaco.org.


PROGRAM: 2017-2018 Season

This year we are scheduling regular meetings on 2nd Tuesdays of alternate months making allowances for holidays (September, November, January, February, April, and a May Mixer) from 4:30-6pm. Drinks and snacks are provided. This gives us extra time for attending each others' events and exhibitions and also planning trips and special sessions .

See details about upcoming meetings below

Events coming up

Tuesday May 15: 4:00-5:45pm

then join us at 6pm in the Bosque Theater at Waco Convention Center for the swearing in of new and returning City Council members.


For Your Calendar: 2018-2019 Season

(venues to be announced)

Tuesday September 11,  4:30-6:00pm

Tuesday November 13, 4:30-6:00pm

Tuesday January 8, 4:30-6:00pm

Tuesday March 12, 4:30-6:00pm

Tuesday May 14, 4:30-6:00pm


Previous Events

November 6: 4:30-6pm, Helen Marie Taylor Museum, 701 Jefferson Ave, Waco, TX 76701
Join us for November's Arts Alliance meeting, where we'll be meeting Barbara Allinbloom, new Director of the Helen Marie Taylor Museum, and hearing about hidden treasures, new plans and opportunities for arts organizations, plus networking with drinks/snacks.

November 13: 6:30-9pm, Cultivate 7TWELVE:
Jazz Party & Networking

November 16: 11:30am-1pm, Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce:
JRBT Seminar "Maximizing your Non-Profit's Impact with Smart financial Practices" RSVP to Gary_Merritt@JRBT.com

November 28: 4:30-5:30pm, Cultivate 7TWELVE:
Art Alliance Ideas Group

December 13: 2:00pm, Webinar from Texas commission on the Arts:
Growing Your Organization Strategically (Register Here)

January 8: 4:30-6pm, Cultivate 7TWELVE:
Summer Camp Calendar Meeting

January 12-13: 
Visit to Lubbock Cultural District (email info@creativewaco.org if interested)

February 20: 6:30-8pm, Waco Winery Tasting Room, 708 Austin Ave
Meet the Candidates: Candidates standing for City, County, State and Federal Positions will speak about their vision for the arts and cultural sector.

Tuesday April 10: 4:30-6pm, Cultivate 7twelve, 712 Austin Ave.

Monday April 23: 6-9pm, Waco Winery Tasting Room, 708 Austin Ave.
WHAT WORKS: Mid America Arts Alliance will be traveling to Waco with their award-winning entrepreneurship workshop for artists & arts organizations

Participants include: