One of the most important elements in the success of Waco Cultural Arts Fest is the support of the community and the City of Waco. Waco Cultural Arts Fest’s sponsors and management teams of award winning volunteers work year round to ensure the smooth running of the festival. Large companies, area businesses, local residents, schools, and colleges give their time and effort to ensure the festival is an enjoyable and fun experience!



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Community Sponsor Underwriter-MEDIA

Grande Communications

Wordfest Sponsor:

Past Performance Sponsors

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crrc-logo The First National Bank of Central Texas Logo
Horton Duo World Music Marquee tents

Performances in Schools Sponsors

ARTS for ALL Sponsors


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Special Thanks:
Central Texas Astronomy Society
Rapoport Academy TechShop
The BRIC, Baylor University
Shane Boddington
Roy Smallwood
Waco Convention Center

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Brazos River Partners Diane & Charles Schlecte

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Brazos River Partners Diane & Charles Schlecte

Special Thanks:
Waco Convention Center Staff,
Dave Nordyke Sound & Light

FILMFEST – Celebration Africa Sponsors

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 Texas Commission on the Arts Logo

Special Thanks:
Vivian Van Gorder,
Beulah Barksdale,
Jo &amp: Tim Welter,
Edna &amp: Ken Hampton,
Waco Convention Center Staff

Special Thanks:
Waco Convention Center Staff  | The Austin Bike Zoo | Artists | Nancy H. Callan | Richard Brunn | Rhett Dawson | Starbucks | Lucretia Darden | Mark Meinecke |  McAlister’s Deli | Hilton Waco | Marriot Courtyard | Festi-Fan Members |  Drawing People Together | Lucretia Darden | Daniel Hollingsworth | Phyllis & Bill Falco | Sue & Ted Getterman | Barnet Fitzpatrick |  Kay & Lyndon Olson, Jr | Doreen & Bill Ravenscroft | Carla Pendergraft |  Sandi & Jeff Horton | Bobby & George Lodge | Mary Ann & Don Parks | Glenda Strum | Judy & Jim Haller |  Tommye Lou & Don Davis

Special Thanks:

ALL OUR VOLUNTEERS (500+ strong!) | Waco Parks and Recreation Department | Waco & the Heart of Texas | Waco Police Department & Detective Clayton Williams | Waco Tourist Information |  Baylor University, Dept. of Art | McLennan Community College | Texas State Technical College | HOT Workforce Solutions | HOT Autism Network | Dave Nordyke- Sound & Light | Rio Brazos Catering |  CTAACC | Glazers | Reddy Ice | Out on a Limb Dance Company | Waco Calligraphy Guild | Jerry MacLaughlin | Mandi Marshall | Julie Talbert | Liz Taylor | Anita Karney | Brandi Abel-Clark | Brett Eaker | Lucretia Darden | Catherine Darden | Dottie Fornoff | Dave Fornoff  | Bill Evridge | Jimmy Stones |  Martin Salazar | Henry Wright | | Fiona Bond | Bill Falco | Peggy McCart | Waco Beef & Pork Processors | AMA Nystrom Printing  | Valerie Robinson | Student Volunteers |  The Refuse Rangers & Waco Recycling

 Texas Commission on the Arts Logo
Baylor University Logo HOT Workforce Solutions Logo
Grande Communications
Dottie and Dave Fornoff Community Bank and Trust
Tom Leggott, Leggott Trailers