Many opportunities abound to explore the arts around Waco.

The Art Center of Waco, located on the McLennan Community College campus, has exhibits both from local and world-renowned artists, along with art camps and special events.

The Cultural Arts Fest returns Sept. 30-Oct. 2 with many hands-on activities for children throughout Indian Spring Park and in the Waco Convention Center.

Art on Elm is an art exhibition and event held in April that features local artists and musicians.

Doreen Ravenscroft, the founder and executive director of Cultural Arts of Waco, recently announced a nonprofit venture called ArtPlace at 418 Elm Ave., site of a long-vacant movie theater. She envisions it an all-purpose space for children’s and adult art classes, art shows, movie showings and performances.

The Martin Museum of Art at Baylor University has permanent collections and temporary exhibits for patrons to enjoy.

Art on Elm Avenue is on Facebook

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