Dear Members & Art Lovers,
As we welcome the season of giving, we at The Art Center of Waco reflect on how gracious our members and friends have been to us during the center’s displacement. The board and staff would like to extend special thanks to MCC, who gave us a home for many years, Cultivate 7twelve, the Mayborn Museum, and Interior Glow for their generosity in our time of need.
Currently, our base of operations is at Cultivate 7twelve at 712 Austin Avenue. It’s refreshing to be downtown and in such a creative environment surrounded by artists and entrepreneurs while our building search committee pursues a new long-term home for the Art Center. Because issues with our building forced us to move much earlier than we planned, we are not offering Cookies & Coloring or Squish, Scribble, Splat! classes in the Spring of 2018. We are taking this break to focus on planning and development so that we may better serve the Waco community. Taking this time to plan will also help us honor our commitment to take the Art Expedition mobile art exhibit to more schools community events in early 2018.
The Art Expedition is bringing art to Waco area schools and to public events within the Cultural District in downtown Waco. This grant-funded program began in October, the perfect time for us. We are ready to take the exhibition to more schools and public events in the Spring.
We will continue offering adult art classes beginning with Still Life Acrylic Painting, beginning January 10, followed by a weaving class on Mondays in February, both taught by Trisstah Wagstaff.
The future looks bright as we move toward creating a new beginning. Thank you for supporting the arts in Waco and beyond. Please consider taking the next step please with us by giving through a donation, membership, or volunteering!
Please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org for all the ways to help and watch our website for upcoming events.
Many thanks & Merry Christmas!
Meg Gilbert, Director
The Art Center of Waco
P.S. Enjoy the below pictures of a painting project that Education Coordinator Karen Alleman did with kindergartners from Dew Elementary school on December 7: