Solange Knowles once spoke of her mother encouraging her and big sister Beyonce to embrace the arts at a young age. Today, Tina Knowles-Lawson and husband Richard Lawson are still strong proponents of the arts, recently opening the WACO (W)here (A)rt (C)an (O)ccur Theater Center in Los Angeles.

The facility aims to provide “a place where we can celebrate an individual’s artistic creation and self-expression through theatre, reflecting fine art, innovation, craftsmanship and inspire imagination,” according to Playbill.

Plenty of celebrity friends and family showed up to the grand opening, including Glynn Turnman, Nicole Ari Parker, Bill Bellamy, Nija Okoro, Vanessa Williams and Beyonce.

Check out photos from the event below.

Grand Opening

We finally opened WACO Theater Center( where Art Can Occur) ❤️

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Richard and Tina with Bill Bellamy and wife Kristen

With Nicole Ari Parker

Naja Okuro, Glynn Turman and Vanessa Williams

A Soul Food reunion!

Beyonce & Nicole Ari Parker

#Beyonce & #NicoleAriParker attend the Grand Opening of Tina and Richard Lawson’s Waco Theater Center

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