If numbers continue to trend favorably, on June 11 we could enter Phase 5. While there are supposedly no capacity limits in this phase, we are still expected to maintain safety protocols. For events, we have placed the maximum number of small tables only in the room while maintaining proper space between them. This floor plan will not likely change until we exit Phase 5. Despite whether one has had COVID or is vaccinated, we will expect visitors to support our efforts in contact tracing, social distancing and mask wearing over the nose and mouth. Tickets sales via 309tix.com will continue but walk in sales could become more likely for most events. Thanks SO much for everyone’s support!

Live at the Five Spot

Live at the Five Spot

Weekly Concert Series

Live at the Five Spot is the Contemporary Art Center’s bi-monthly Friday night music event featuring the best regional talent read more

Juneteenth Celebration

Juneteenth Celebration

Featuring recitations, spoken word poetry and music by Judy Page, Preston Jackson, John Miller and Mike Nellas. 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 artists in three art galleries. read more

Education

Education

Upcoming Classes

All classes are held at the Contemporary Art Center except where noted. Classes may be accessed via the front entrance or the Commercial St. entrance at the rear of the building. The Commercial St. entrance must be used for all classes held outside of regular business hours. read more

Whisper & Shout

Whisper & Shout

Preston Jackson Gallery

Experience a diverse open mic with artists from all backgrounds in a positive and inspiring atmosphere. Peoria’s Open Mic for Poetry is held on the 1st Thursday of each month. 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 creative talents of local artists. In 2011, Peoria first tapped into the First Friday movement that is now a fixture in most cities across the country. read more

Member Artists