Peoria’s cultural hub features art exhibits and instruction, artist studios, monthly salsa dances, poetry open mic, yoga and tai chi classes. Live music is featured every Friday night. The Contemporary Art Center celebrates all the arts!

Special Halloween Party with The Brazilionaires

Special Halloween Party with The Brazilionaires

There will lots of competition to win a blown glass zombie pumpkin by glass artist Misty Long. 2nd Prize is a blown glass wine stopper ... read more

Rent the Room

Rent the Room

For Your Special Event

The Contemporary Arts Center is a great choice for your next event from birthday parties to wedding receptions. The beautiful facility ... read more

Day of the Dead Salsa at CAC

Day of the Dead Salsa at CAC

A Latin Dance Event

Introductory Dance Lesson from 8:30-9:30pm. Dance to the music of DJ Ed Caballero from 9:30-12:00am. Featuring a Costume Contest with ... read more

Exhibitions

Exhibitions

Current Artists

Our art exhibitions feature the work of living, innovative artists at the forefront of their fields. We mostly focus on Illinois ... read more

Live at the Five Spot

Live at the Five Spot

Weekly Concert Series

Live at the Five Spot is the Contemporary Art Center’s weekly Friday night music event featuring the best regional talent performing a ... read more

1st Annual CAC Bridal Expo

1st Annual CAC Bridal Expo

At the Contemporary Art Center’s Bridal Expo brides can learn about renting our room, the beautiful Preston Jackson Gallery, for their ... read more

Whisper & Shout

Whisper & Shout

Open Mic for Poetry

Experience a diverse open mic with artists from all backgrounds in a positive and inspiring atmosphere. Peoria’s Open Mic for Poetry is read more

First Friday Studio Tour

First Friday Studio Tour

Every First Friday, 5:00-9:00pm

Visit the Contemporary Art Center Resident Artist Studios where 15 artists create, display and sell their work. Enjoy the unique and ... read more

Salsa at CAC

Salsa at CAC

1st and 3rd Fridays

A Latin Dance Event (after Five Spot) 8:30pm - 9:30pm: Dance lesson. 9:30pm - 12:00pm: Open dancing to DJ Ed Caballero. Admission: ... read more

Member Artists