Center for Contemporary Arts

Center for Contemporary Arts Our mission is to provide enriching and educational experiences for the region's communities through the promotion and support of artists. ArtWalk is the 2nd Thursday of the month from 5:00 PM-8:00 PM
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THE CENTER offers exhibitions of top quality contemporary artwork from local, regional, and national artists. We are home to over 70 artist members. Your financial support and membership help us focus on what we do best: bringing Abilene high-quality contemporary art exhibits and ArtWalk, as well as ArtReach and ArtHEALs programs for underserved members of our community. Memberships are available. Admission is free. Art is for sale. Open to the public and family friendly.

Live at ArtWalk
02/14/2020

Live at ArtWalk

02/14/2020

Live at ArtWalk

02/14/2020

ISAC awards show presentation

You need to be here!! Tons going on! Live music, art demos, and art vendors!
02/14/2020

You need to be here!! Tons going on! Live music, art demos, and art vendors!

Join us tonight for ArtWalk!
02/13/2020
No love lost at February ArtWalk

Join us tonight for ArtWalk!

ArtWalk is tomorrow evening in Downtown Abilene. Manny tells us what activities they have lined up this month.

02/12/2020

Give the Center a hand!

02/11/2020

What’s going on this week?!

It just takes $5 to reach the community through the arts. Donate today! Go to center-arts.com/donate to support the Cent...
02/07/2020

It just takes $5 to reach the community through the arts. Donate today!

Go to center-arts.com/donate to support the Center

In partnership with Alliance for Women & Children’s after school program the Center impacts over 500 elementary students...
02/05/2020

In partnership with Alliance for Women & Children’s after school program the Center impacts over 500 elementary students per year. Donate today and help support this community program!

center-arts.com/donate

The Center will be closed Wednesday, February 5th due to inclement weather. We hope everyone stays safe & warm!
02/05/2020

The Center will be closed Wednesday, February 5th due to inclement weather. We hope everyone stays safe & warm!

Did you know that our weekly gesture drawing class, Dirty Drawers is FREE to the public and open to anyone ages 18 and o...
02/04/2020

Did you know that our weekly gesture drawing class, Dirty Drawers is FREE to the public and open to anyone ages 18 and over? Consider donating to this awesome program today! 😎
Go to center-arts.com/donate

Center for Contemporary Arts's cover photo
02/04/2020

Center for Contemporary Arts's cover photo

Just a small donation helps in a BIG way! Donate today!  center-arts.com/donate
02/03/2020

Just a small donation helps in a BIG way! Donate today!
center-arts.com/donate

Just $5 helps support the arts in your community!Go to center-arts.com/donate
02/02/2020

Just $5 helps support the arts in your community!

Go to center-arts.com/donate

02/01/2020

Give $5 today and support the arts in your community!

Go to center-arts.com/donate

01/31/2020
Packed house!!!
01/31/2020

Packed house!!!

01/30/2020

3 show reception!

01/30/2020

Tons of fun during ArtWalk in February!

01/29/2020

Thank you, Bobcat of Abilene!

Join us TOMORROW from 5-7 for our group exhibits reception featuring Jill Geeslin & Jennifer Nichols’ exhibit: THE WAY W...
01/29/2020

Join us TOMORROW from 5-7 for our group exhibits reception featuring Jill Geeslin & Jennifer Nichols’ exhibit: THE WAY WE SEE IT.
#downtownabi #downtownabilene #contemporaryart #photography #artexhibition #photographyexhibition

01/28/2020

Dirty Drawers!!

Ruth Jackson’s exhibit THE THIRD DAY is on view in Gallery 4. Join us this Thursday (1/30) to hear Ruth speak about the ...
01/27/2020

Ruth Jackson’s exhibit THE THIRD DAY is on view in Gallery 4. Join us this Thursday (1/30) to hear Ruth speak about the exhibit and her career as an artist at our group reception from 5-7 PM.
#contemporaryart #contemporaryartist #downtownabi #supportlocalartists #buylocalart

01/16/2020

OUTSIDERS Exhibit art delivery is today, between 11 AM and 9 PM or tomorrow, Friday, January 17th between 11 AM and 5 PM
- ALL work must be dry and ready to hang or otherwise display (D-rings with gallery wire...no sawtooth hangers)

Stop by The Center this week and check out La Gina Fairbetter & Linda Stricklin’s exhibit: FINDING BALANCE. This is the ...
01/14/2020

Stop by The Center this week and check out La Gina Fairbetter & Linda Stricklin’s exhibit: FINDING BALANCE. This is the last week it’s on view in our main gallery.

01/14/2020

ArtHEALs for Warriors
this week!

01/13/2020

Dirty Drawers starts today!

01/10/2020

ArtWalk!!!

01/10/2020

ArtWalk

01/09/2020

Dustin Brooks’s Forgotten Memories is upstairs at The Center - tonight only!

See Don Boston painting at The Center right now!
01/09/2020

See Don Boston painting at The Center right now!

01/09/2020

ArtWalk!

01/09/2020

Sneak Peek at ArtWalk!

Guess who will be at ArtWalk!!Classic Sliders food truck!
01/08/2020

Guess who will be at ArtWalk!!
Classic Sliders food truck!

Calling all artists! Our OUTSIDERS exhibit is open exclusively for NON-artist members! Apply today!  https://www.center-...
01/06/2020
OUTSIDERS Exhibit | center-arts.com

Calling all artists! Our OUTSIDERS exhibit is open exclusively for NON-artist members! Apply today! https://www.center-arts.com/outsiders-exhibit

The Center for Contemporary Arts is hosting an art exhibit for NON-ARTIST Members! If you're an artist and have ever wanted to exhibit at The Center in downtown Abilene, this is your chance! This exhibit will be on view in the Breed Gallery (Downstairs Main Gallery) from January 23 to March 14, 202....

Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who helped make this year’s Women Bags & Bingo a success! With your help, we raised over $...
12/20/2019

Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who helped make this year’s Women Bags & Bingo a success! With your help, we raised over $26,600!!! This is going right back into your community, bringing art and arts education to the community of Abilene.

The Center will be closed for Christmas on December 24th & 25th and for New Years on December 31st and January 1st. We'l...
12/20/2019

The Center will be closed for Christmas on December 24th & 25th and for New Years on December 31st and January 1st. We'll be open December 26-28th from 11 AM to 5 PM. We hope you have a wonderful holiday season and happy new year!

12/13/2019

Digital Painting demo!

12/13/2019

30 minutes until the digital paint demo!

12/12/2019

ArtWalk!

Belsnickel Beer Crawl 2019!
12/07/2019

Belsnickel Beer Crawl 2019!

Address

220 Cypress St
Abilene, TX
79601

General information

Admission is free. Open to the public. Mon: Closed to public (staff available by appointment) Tue: 11am to 5pm Wed: 11am to 5pm Thur: 11am to 9pm Fri: 11am to 5pm Sat: 11am to 5pm Sun: Closed 220 Cypress St 325-677-8389 http://www.center-arts.com

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THE TIME IS HERE get your Tickets for The Center's Spring Fundraiser. The ArtCathlon on April 25, is a Night of Dining and Art Activities at the SoDA District Courtyard! https://www.center-arts.com/artcathlon-2019-cca-fundraiser
Group Reception for "Meadow Overlook" by Teysha Vinson & "Abilene" by The CCA Artist: April 4, 5:30-7:00PM. We hope to see you there!
Be sure to see Julia Teel’s show "Silhouettes" while you’re here! Reception March 30 at 3:00 pm
Thank you, Lynn Barnett and Abilene Cultural Affairs Council for all of the work you are doing to promote the arts in Abilene! I’m so honored to be part of this team of organizations working together to make great things happen in our Downtown!
We had a wonderful time keeping the art of blacksmithing alive in Abilene this past Thursday at Art Walk!
Junky Enlightenment works by Chase Turk is an exhibit that shakes one's mind and shows the depth of pain and struggles of addiction. The images are well done and the viewer must read the words that complete the images. Chase as a writer makes understanding the images both painful and hopeful that recovery is possible.I hope all the artist members, the board and the public will spend some time absorbing the art and the words that define each piece.
Sorry I can't attend Thursday, August 24.
To know what you're going to draw, you have to begin drawing.... Picasso
When is the next Artwalk!? 😊