Waco Cultural Arts Festival kicks off

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The Waco Cultural Arts Festival kicks off Friday and runs through Sunday at Indian Spring Park.

“It’s a most amazing emersion of unity and diversity,” said Doreen Ravenscroft, President of Waco Cultural Arts Fest.

The festival is six different festivals jam packed into three days.

“The festival is free and it’s free so that its open to everybody,” she said.

Attendees can experience all kinds of music, art, science films, poetry and dancing.

“It’s really fun, it’s nice to have a local place to produce and to have your work shown,” said Artistic Director for “Out On A Limb Dance Company” Brooke Schlecte.

“The dance festival will open big time tomorrow with workshops and a concert,” said Ravenscroft.

Brandy Clark has been a volunteer at this event for about nine years.

“My grandkids have been coming here since they were born and they’re now 10 and 11 and they will be here volunteering tomorrow to run art booths,” said Clark.

She says the festival has become part of their lives.

“To have an opportunity to come out and experience some of the things that go on here the different art activities and the different groups that are here teaching about different stuff is just amazing it’s one of the most amazing things I’ve been able to be a part of,” said Clark.

“Having the arts in your life makes you see things in different perspectives and for our little kids it helps them grow in thinking and decision -making in a fun way,” said Ravenscroft. “It’s arts for all so grandparents come down and paint at the easel, don’t be afraid to make a wood sculpture or paint a mask, we want everybody to make art together.”

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