A cultural district is a designated area within a community that spotlights art, culture and entertainment. It is an area where residents and tourists can experience the unique character of a city.
On September 7, 2016, Texas Commission on the Arts unanimously voted to designate Waco a State of Texas Cultural District.
Waco's Cultural District contains museums, art galleries, public art, performance venues and restaurants and bars serving locally produced food, wine, beer—even award-winning whisky. There are numerous stores selling locally designed and manufactured art, crafts, home furnishings, clothing and jewelry. Cultural attractions include a thriving riverside farmer's market, diverse festivals, live music, exhibitions, poetry readings and events for the whole family. We even have a trolley ( link ) that takes visitors to various businesses and attractions in the area so no part of our lovely Downtown is missed! Click here to see the new Creative Waco Public Arts Map! ( link )