The leadership of the Contemporary Art Center of Peoria is pleased to continue moving forward, sustained by the generosity and fortitude of our supporters. We are grateful for the tools to suppress the virus, so that mask wearing or proof of vaccination is no longer required at any event. We look forward to the future, united in our efforts to promote the arts.

Live at the Five Spot

Live at the Five Spot

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

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 and 3rd Thursday of each month. read more

Juneteenth Celebration

Juneteenth Celebration

Free Admission, donation requested read more

1st Friday Studio Tour

1st 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

Salsa at CAC

Salsa at CAC

Every 3rd Friday

Introductory Dance Lesson8:30-9:30 pmLearn the basics of several Latin Dances taught by Eduardo & Beverly Caballero Open ... read more

Exhibitions

Exhibitions

On Display and Upcoming

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

Member Artists