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.

Upcoming Events


 Past Events

Plan A: Black Women on the Rise Film Festival

March 2023

A showcase of short films by Black women to empower Black women.

Black Hömer

February 2023

Creator and movement architect Friidom Dunn presents Black Hömer to recognize the Odyssey-like journey we each are on.

South Side Symphony

January 2023

The South Side Symphony Orchestra is known for their impressively expansive range of genres including Neo-Soul, R&B, Gospel, Rap, Anime Music.

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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