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Phone: 325.677.8389

Fax: 325.677-1171

Email:center@center-arts.com

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The Center for Contemporary Arts

220 Cypress Street

Abilene, Texas 79601

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Gallery Hours

Tuesday through Saturday

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Closed Sunday and Monday

Open11-9 p.m. every Thursday

Open 5 - 8 p.m. every second Thursday for ArtWalk

Supported in part by:

Abilene Cultural Affairs Council

Dian Graves Owen Foundation

Greathouse Foundation

Texas Commission on the Arts

Community Foundation of Abilene

Julia Jones Matthews

United Way of Abilene

About Us

The mission of the Center for Contemporary Arts is to encourage, empower and inspire artists, children and the community through the arts. 

 

The Center for Contemporary Arts, a 501 (c) (3) corporation, was founded in 1989. The Center's exhibits and community education programs serve over 26,000 individuals annually.

 

By offering free admission to all exhibits, the Center serves a broad cross-section of the community, reaching individuals of a variety of ages, ethnicities and socio-economic backgrounds. While we are proud of the quality and variety of the Center's exhibits, we recognize that providing an enriching and educational experience for gallery visitors requires more than hanging art on the walls. As our gallery offerings have grown, so have our efforts to make the Center more accessible to the broad demographic served by our programs.

 

The Center currently has more than 60 artist members and rents ten artist studios. Five galleries, one devoted to photography, present more than 20 different admission-free exhibits of regional art, international photography, and award-winning short films to more than 26,000 individuals each year.