Waco artists, businesses team up on masked murals | Local News

There is another message as well in the 17 #WacoSafe murals, one of local businesses, organizations and private donors willing to proffer walls, windows and money to help support artists.

Milo All Day, Common Grounds, Waco Cha, Pinewood Roasters, Dichotomy Coffee & Spirits, Helados La Azteca No. 2, W Promotions, Nexus eSports, three local chambers of commerce, City Center Waco, the Elm Avenue Community Clinic and the Waco Independent School District each offered mural space on their walls or windows. MC Art Supplies offered materials.

Sherwin-Williams partnered with Park Lake Baptist Church on the mural memorializing Frankie Gonzalez, a 2-year-old whose mother is facing a capital murder charge and whose father is facing an abandoning a child charge in his death.

Another avenue of artist support this summer came through The Greenhouse, a six-month Creative Waco arts-business development program. The Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation provided funding, as did TFNB Your Bank For Life, which added $15,000.

The program announced its first six grantees who received $3,000 in incubator funding last week: Bibles for her Artist-N-U art bus; Wendy Davis Hogan, Making Old Things New Again series; Allie Menchaca, Art By Allie “My Imaginary Husbands” series; Rhiannon Rosenbaum, Rihannon Creates female saint series; Taushey Sias, The Vocal Lab online vocal coaching; and Judy Steward, Wrapped In Quilts.

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