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Fax: 325.677-1171

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The Center for Contemporary Arts

220 Cypress Street

Abilene, Texas 79601


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

Dodge Jones Foundation

Robison Excelsior Foundation

Greathouse Foundation

Texas Commission on the Arts

Community Foundation of Abilene

United Way of Abilene

2019-2020 Leadership




Michael Derrick



Alex Terrell Russell


Rev. Dr. Janice Six



Jim Pizzorno


Past President

Kevin Halliburton


Artist Member President

Kathie Walker-Millar


Artist Member Vice President

Dub Wellborn

Board of Trustees


James Bridwell

Cory Clements

Ronny Eggleston

Jack Harkins

Jason Hernandez

Sylvia Holcomb

Adam Luther

Ray Maddox

Dr. Marc Orner

D. Grant Smith

Tim Smith

Eric D. Watts

Dr. Doug Worthington

Advisory Board


The Late Roy Helen Ackers

Carl Childers

Pat Dunnahoo

Gail Russey

Susan Stroud

Sue McWilliams


Jonathan Carroll

Executive Director

Jonathan Carroll, an Abilenean of 15 years, comes from over 10 years experience in the commercial art world. His relationship with The Center began in 2007, when he first began as a community volunteer. He was elected to the Board of Directors in 2016, and since that time has been dedicated to keeping The Center at the heart of Abilene’s arts community.

Contact Jonathan regarding donations to the Center, corporate sponsorship, facility rentals, or inquiries about serving on the Center’s Board of Trustees.


Manny De Los Santos

Curator of Education + ArtWalk Meister

A traditional and digital artist who possesses a strong passion for teaching and passing on life and art experiences.

Contact Manny for all things art education-related, including ArtReach and ArtHeals, as well as ArtWalk and gallery/exhibit tours! 


Trudy Six

Gallery Manager

Returning to Abilene after receiving an Art History degree from University of North Texas and a Masters of Art in Museum Studies from University of Oklahoma, Trudy enjoys raising public awareness about art.

Contact Trudy regarding exhibitions, Artist Membership, marketing, press, and gallery info. 


Allison Britten

Gallery Assistant + Super Girl