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CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART

The Center for Contemporary Arts, a 501 (c) (3) corporation, was founded in 1989. Its mission is to provide enriching and educational experiences for the region’s communities through the promotion and support of artists. The Center’s exhibits and community education programs serve over 26,000 individuals annually.

By offering free admission to all exhibits, the Center serves a broad cross-section of the community, reaching individuals of a variety of ages, ethnicities and socio-economic backgrounds. While we are proud of the quality and variety of the Center’s exhibits, we recognize that providing an enriching and educational experience for gallery visitors requires more than hanging art on the walls. As our gallery offerings have grown, so have our efforts to make the Center more accessible to the broad demographic served by our programs.

An important step in cultivating lifelong lovers of art is the demystification of the gallery experience. To overcome the stuffy and static stigma that goes along with being a gallery or museum, we continue to implement gallery features that make our exhibits.

The Center currently boasts more than 70 regional artist members and rents ten studios. Four galleries, one devoted to photography, present 24-28 admission-free exhibits of regional art and international photography to more than 26,000 individuals each year.

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