The Art Center of Waco is a small nonprofit gallery focused on promoting art and art education. We host a variety of artists, and each exhibit generally lasts two months. Our exhibits and openings are free to the public.
HOURS: Tuesday – Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM
HOLIDAY HOURS: The Art Center will be closed November 25-27 for the Thanksgiving holidays.
1300 College Drive | Waco TX 76708
254 752 4371 | artcenterwaco1300(at)gmail.com
The mission of The Art Center of Waco is to promote the arts in Central Texas through educational programs, exhibitions and collections.
The Art Center of Waco was established in the early 1970s in downtown Waco, and moved to its current location on McLennan Community College’s campus in the early 1980s. Renovating the Cameron Family Summer Home established The Art Center in a location that is not only suitable for art exhibitions and programs, but also for use by the community as a center for meetings, weddings, parties, and other special events.
The house is owned by McLennan Community College, and it was originally built as a wedding present for Mr. Cameron’s bride in 1924. The Cameron family figures prominently in Waco’s history. Waco’s Cameron Park, which is larger than Central Park in New York City, is named in honor of this family, who deeded the land to the city. The Mediterranean-style villa now houses exhibition galleries, studio classrooms, a clay studio, a gift shop, and offices for professional staff. The large courtyard is available for rentals.
Come visit us and view our most recent exhibit!