Public Art

Waco’s thriving community of artists and makers contribute to the abundance of murals, sculptures, and public art that decorate the town.

Many of the murals and sculptures around town are shepherded by Creative Waco — the local arts agency that exists to grow and support a thriving cultural and creative community in Waco and McLennan County.


Each ARTprenticeship mural represents a collaboration between student artists and professional muralists. Annually, the program facilitates new murals as a hands-on learning experience where students participate in the creative process from development through execution.

  • 1,000 HOPES FOR WACO: Featuring abstract paper cranes taking flight, this mural, located at the corner of University Parks Drive and Jackson Avenue, spreads a message of optimism through symbolism and bright, vibrant colors.
  • THE SPIRIT OF WE: Located on Brotherwell off of Bridge Street and Elm Avenue, this mural represents the history and rebirth of the surrounding neighborhood.
  • THE COLOR OF HEALTH: This mural, located on the side of the Family Health Center, tells the story of women in healthcare—the contributions of midwives, nurses, and healers dedicated to the wellbeing of their neighbors.

Some of Waco's first murals were imagined through a grassroots, civic initiative. These murals, located on the side of Patrick’s Drycleaners, Fabled, and Dichotomy, encourage hometown spirit through creative depictions of the city name and term “Wacotown.”


Spanning the Brazos Riverwalk up to the entrance of  the Cameron Park Zoo, Waco’s Sculpture Zoo depicts 28 unique animal species that can be found within the zoo.

View a full list of Waco’s public art and learn more about each installation by visiting  Creative Waco's comprehensive online map.