Waco: Art Center Hosts 5-Day Community Celebration

By: Brittany Semadeni Email
By: Brittany Semadeni Email

WACO (October 25, 2012)--The Art Center of Waco will host a five-day community celebration to include a festival, book signing, trick or treating and Day of the Dead festivities.

Beginning Thursday, a book signing will be held by artist Margie Crisp, author of the “River of Contrasts: The Texas Colorado.”

The event will last from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the center.

On Saturday, the Starving Artists’ Market will get underway from 10 a.m. until 11 p.m. along with the Incognito Ball from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m.

Tickets are $55 per person and money will go toward future exhibits and art educational programming.

On Sunday, the Pumpkin Event (and Starving Artists’ Market) will kick off from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. with activities to include mask making, apple bobbing, face painting, a costume contest, pumpkin carving and live music.

The event is free and open to the public but gourmet hot dogs, nachos, and drinks will be for sale.

On Wednesday, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., parents will have an opportunity to view art while children trick or treat in a safe environment.

The final event is on Thursday from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.

The Day of the Dead celebration is a Hispanic tradition to honor the lives of friends and family who have passed away.

Festivities will include music, dancers, games and food.

All of the events are free.

The art center is located at 1300 College Drive.

For more information, call (254) 752-4371.

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