Art Center of Waco looks for building space downtown

Posted at 10:06 PM, Oct 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-25 23:10:41-04

The Art Center of Waco is looking for a new location after the non-profit organization was forced to relocate earlier this month.

The location at McLennan Community College closed its doors on October 3rd after a structural engineer found some issues of concern with the structure of the building.

The art center had an exhibit coming up so they quickly relocated to space at the Cultivate 7Twelve location at 712 Austin Avenue in downtown Waco. 

Director of Art Center of Waco Meg Gilbert said the group is starting the search for their own space. 

"Downtown means more foot traffic and more people knowing about us and where they can find our artwork," Gilbert said. "This gallery is working super hard to get artists noticed, to show new artwork, and to have new innovative classes and programs. So we want that to reach as many Wacoans as possible. We want them to take advantage of that."

Gilbert added that the owners of Cultivate 7Twelve have been extremely accommodating for them during this time.

Until they find a new building, you can visit the Art Center of Waco at 712 Austin Avenue. It's free to the public.

They currently have the "This, That, or The Other: Considering the Emerging Trends and Vernacular in Photography" as an exhibit.

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