Notice: As of today, March 17, we are canceling all public events and classes through the end of April. This includes Five Spot, Poetry, Dances, all classes and First Friday.

We will remain open for visitors and the resident businesses and artists to use their spaces. We just installed new exhibits in the galleries and these are also available for viewing in small numbers Tuesday-Saturday 11-5:00. Staff will keep distance but be available for concerns and questions. The High School Exhibit scheduled for end of April is cancelled. Therefore, we will extend Janis Mars Wunderlich exhibit until April 24. The CIAO Artists Group Exhibit is also available for viewing until April 24 as scheduled. We will reassess by mid-April concerning whether to hold May events.

Be well, William Butler, Executive Director

Live at the Five Spot

Live at the Five Spot

Weekly Concert Series

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Rent the Room

Rent the Room

For Your Special Event

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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

Salsa at CAC

Salsa at CAC

1st and 3rd Fridays

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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

Whisper & Shout

Whisper & Shout

Open Mic for Poetry

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Member Artists