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Transcending Exhibit by Russell Ellison and Friends was open January-February, 2016. Fourteen artist who strive to go beyond the ordinary, the usual, the expected in favor of exploring contemporary concepts that speak to our time. Exhibit was in Jane Breed Gallery.

December 9, 2014

Tableau Vivant Exhibit by Twig Capra was open December 9, 2014-February 28, 2015. Photographic artist Twig Capra presents large scale, avant garde self-portraits that each tell a story in her new exhibit "Tableau Vivant." An Abilene native, Capra now lives and studies...

2014 24fps International Short Film Festival Exhibit by 2014 Awards Winners was open November 12 - December 20, 2014.Continuous screenings of the top award winners from this year's festival at Abilene's Paramount Theater.

November 8, 2014

Re-image: Recycled Art Competition Exhibit by For the Love of Nature was open November 8-29, 2014.Artwork created with recycled materials, submitted to the recent Re-Imagine Art Competition held by For the Love of Nature. Categories include Youth, School, and Adult. Wi...

Silver Exhibit by Center Artist Members was open November 4 - December 20, 2014. Silver. It is used for precious gifts, for trading things of value, for expressing wealth and beauty. It is the color of the moon, the color of light on water, the color of glittering star...

October 7, 2014

Kumbh Mela Exhibit by Greg Davis was open October 7-November 22, 2014. The gathering attracts pilgrims who seek to bathe in the holy water in hopes of ending the cycle of reincarnation so that they may enter heaven. Davis’ images contrast the drama of the masses of peo...

September 9, 2014

Soft Cells Exhibit by William Cannings was open September 9-October 25, 2014. By welding together flat steel forms and inflating them with air, Cannings creates dynamic pieces with the permanence of steel and the softer, gentler form of fabric: pillowing, folding, stre...

September 8, 2014

Now and Again Exhibit by Warren Taylor was open September 9-October 25, 2014. Warren Taylor’s watercolors combine a complex network of layers. A base of historical art references and present day themes is topped by three-dimensional objects juxtaposed to the underlying...

ArtFlims Exhibit Sponsored by The Center for Contemporary

Arts was open September- October, 2014. Our Emerging Artists Gallery upstairs becomes a screening room for an eclectic mix of art films and films about art all during the months of September and October. Stop by...

August 5, 2014

Sublime Gesture Exhibit by Tom Turner was open August 5-September 27, 2014. Today, his work investigates the relationship between man and the environment, examining the traces and marks that humans leave on their environments and the marks that the environment leaves u...

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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

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