We produce, present and commission multidisciplinary performance work including theater, dance, film and music sharing stories of the African Diaspora.

We showcase the work of visual artists across artistic disciplines including painting, drawing, film, sculpture and more.

Our signature education programs provide opportunities for young people through mentorship and skills building activities, and our general audiences through public dialogue and events.

A Place Where Art Can Occur for ARTISTS AUDIENCES YOUTH

Thank You for supporting our 2022/23 program year.

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 Past Events

Keeper Of Sadness

June 9th

A dance presentation that illuminates the countless contributions that Black women have made to ensure the livelihood of others.


April 1 – May 27

Curated by Tina Knowles Lawson and Genel Ambrose, we present an immersive art exhibition featuring 15 Black women image makers.

Marty and the Hands that Could

April 28 – May 21

In partnership with Watts Village Theater Company, we present the world premiere of a new play by Josh Wilder.

Celebrating 5 Years of WACO

WACO turns 5! Watch a recap of our first five years celebrating black art.


WACO needs your support for the arts, now more than ever. With a tax-deductible donation you not only help to sustain our artistic and education initiatives, but allow us to grow and collectively create a place Where Art Can Occur, together.

Consider a gift of support today.


Program Sponsors

Thank you to our lead sponsors and supporters of our 2022/23 season.

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