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Consider becoming one of our honored Festival Sponsors, either through a cash donation, or in-kind help.
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The Waco Cultural Arts Fest began in 2004 and has grown from an attendance of 2,000 to approximately 18,000 and is now one of the top three-day FREE fine arts festivals to attend in Central Texas.
3 …Waco – Crossroads of Central Texas
With its growing metropolitan population of more than 230,000 and a warm, sunny environment, the Greater Waco area is attracting industrial, commercial, retail, residential and recreational development. Downtown is thriving and evidence of support for the arts can be seen in many places. Two downtown sculpture projects are managed by Cultural Arts of Waco, the Waco National Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition and Branding the Brazos. The WacoNational Outdoor Sculpture Invitational Exhibition is a twenty-two exhibition of work from four sculptors along the Brazos River in downtown Waco. Branding the Brazos, a $1,000,000 challenge grant for a monumental bronze sculpture project depicting the cattle and cowhands on the Chisholm Trail as it passes through Waco to be completed over the next three years. Indian Spring Park, the home of Waco Cultural Arts Fest is the banks of the Brazos River.
4 …We’re award-winning and have a solid organizational mission.
Winner of four Texas Festival Event Association (TFEA) Zenith Awards. The Zenith Awards recognize the highest quality in promotional programs and materials produced by TFEA’s more than 300 member festivals and events in Texas are the most prestigious awards in the states special events industry.
Winner of a Bronze Grand Pinnacle. The Pinnacles recognize the highest awards in the 3,000 member festivals of The International Festival Event Association.
The Waco Cultural Arts Fest is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that relies heavily on individual and corporate contributions to maintain the quality of the festival while keeping the event FREE to the public. We are proud to be a part of the momentum to make our community a better place to live, work and visit through initiatives that encourage renewal and support of the arts in downtown.
5 …Providing “Arts for All”…
Festival guests can stroll through a wide range of creative and original works of art including paintings, sculpture, wood carvings, jewelry, ceramics, photography, fiber art, glasswork and mixed media showcasing the diverse talents of Texas and out of state artists. The Festival showcases artists demonstrating techniques in clay, painting, and sculpture calligraphy and more.
“Arts For All” hands-on arts activities are coordinated by artists, art teachers and college and university art departments. All art materials are FREE for everyone who attends the festival. Activities include pottery, easel art, clay sculpture, paper sculpture, wood sculpture, and a variety of other special arts activities which vary from year to year. Each activity provides a rich learning experience for children of all ages and generates a tremendous amount of excitement and encouragement for children, parents, volunteers, organizers, and sponsors throughout the event.
6…And entertainment with flair!
The entertainment schedule features over 300 local, regional and national performers from classical and jazz to hot world music and gospel. Dedicated to enhancing the festival experience, Waco Cultural Arts Fest’s performing arts stage offers an eclectic array of programs in dance, music and performance art.
This stage can be the first step in public for some of our youngest performers. Audiences can take a cultural journey through an eclectic variety of music genres and dance.
We have more top names planned for the 2012 festival and our 10th anniversary celebration in 2013!
An evening Poetry Slam features storytelling, and poetry.
Our educational outreach program has brought performances to Waco Independent School District (WISD). The WCAF educational outreach projects are broadcast on the WISD dedicated cable channel.
7 …Our community and volunteer support is outstanding…
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 management teams of award winning volunteers work year round to ensure the smooth running of the festival. A nine member volunteer board that brings to the table more than 200 years of combined experiences in working in the arts, events, finance and marketing fields.
Large companies, area businesses, local residents, schools and colleges give their time and effort during the festival providing 300 volunteers during the two day event. Being a volunteer can be extremely rewarding, exciting and fun. We strive to be the finest and most “guest friendly” festival in Texas.
8…and we have a diverse audience.
Festival attendees represent the dynamic appeal of a culturally diverse event that offers over 300 different artists, entertainers and performers. From the mature art collector to the next generation artist, musician or dancer, Waco Cultural Arts Fest has something for every one in the family. Research has shown that Waco Cultural Arts Fest participant profiles are made up of a variety of demographics with the age of the participants interviewed dispersed among all age groups. The largest percentage (77%) of attendees are in the 18 to 55 age range.
9…Your return on investment
A recent survey conducted by the International Events Group, Inc. (IEG), the worldwide authority on the sponsorship industry, revealed festivals have a higher audience loyalty than NASCAR or cause marketing. The survey further concluded that 78% of companies agree that participating in festivals has a measurable impact on consumer sales of their product and they provide the most conducive environment for experiential sampling. With a year-round marketing program and an attendance of approximately 18,000, Waco Cultural Arts Fest offers a wide range of sponsorship opportunities to meet your marketing goals through customized programs of on-site branding, one-to-one marketing, and extensive promotional exposure.
With your investment, our investment is the Future Generation.