The Art of Homecoming 2021
Tour the Art of Homecoming – a series of four murals that start on the Baylor parade route through downtown Waco that depict artistic interpretation of Homecoming and convey messages of Baylor Spirit.
Startup Waco – 605 Austin Ave
Artist: Jamie Wong Baesa
About the art: This mural depicts a silhouette of Bruiser in front of the iconic Baylor Homecoming bonfire.
About the host: Startup Waco serves the Greater Waco community by creating a thriving culture of entrepreneurship. Designed with an inclusion mindset, Startup Waco champions entrepreneurs of all backgrounds by breaking down traditional barriers, collaborating with like minded institutions and filling gaps.
Keep Waco Beautiful – 502B Austin Ave
Artist: Christal Peterson
About the art: Floating above the Waco skyline, this mural depicts the iconic Bruiser balloon, seen annually in the Homecoming Parade.
About the host: As an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, Keep Waco Beautiful is dedicated to teaching people to take responsibility for enhancing their community environment through action, education, and involvement. Through the years, KWB has become an award-winning program, taking home the prestigious Governor's Award six times, placing second in the national Keep America Beautiful award, and bringing almost $1 million into the community that was used in beautification efforts.
Cultivate7twelve - 712 Austin Ave
Artist: Julie Cervantes
About the art: In honor of Homecoming, this piece depicts Baylor's mascot flinging green and gold.
About the host: Billed as "part gallery space, part events space, part artists studio, part class space, all Waco," at any given moment you can find art on display within the gallery space, unique gifts from their retail area, and rentable space for your next event.
Anthem Stories – 800 Austin Ave
Artist: Julie Cervantes
About the art: This playful take on Baylor's bears takes inspiration from Hispanic Heritage Month and Dia de los Muertos, and infuses the piece with pop-culture inspired whimsy.
About the host: Anthem Stories is a multi-level and multi-use space for events, dining, shopping, and living. Stories is a showroom and commons for the Waco community. Local merchants and artists have space to share their work. Friends have a place to visit. Students have a place to study. Business people have a place to meet clients. Families will gather around the table to share a meal. This is a place to build a community. Whether this happens over a cup of coffee or lunch, buying a gift for a loved one, or attending a wedding, Anthem Stories wants to be a part of the building up of our city and is excited to finally be offering Stories back to Waco. Now booking events!