Contemporary Art Center

305 SouthWest Water Street
309-674-6822

Mission:

Be a catalyst and forum for advancing, developing and understanding contemporary art.

Educate culturally and artistically diverse students of all ages.

Provide opportunities for viewers and artists through culturally and artistically diverse exhibitions.

Educate the public about artwork, events and issues relating to contemporary art.

Enrich the community through new, and innovative, cultural events.


Upcoming Events at Contemporary Art Center

Summer Art Class

Tuesday, Aug 27, 2019 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Peoria, IL
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Summer Art Class

Tuesday, Sep 3, 2019 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Peoria, IL
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Summer Art Class

Tuesday, Sep 10, 2019 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Peoria, IL
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Exhibition: Inner Most-Outer Expressions

Friday, Sep 13, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Peoria, IL
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Exhibition: Inner Most-Outer Expressions

Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Peoria, IL
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Opening Reception: Inner Most-Outer Expressions

Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Peoria, IL
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Collage Workshop - Explore the Layers

Sunday, Sep 15, 2019 from 9:00am to 4:30pm
Peoria, IL
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Exhibition: Inner Most-Outer Expressions

Tuesday, Sep 17, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Peoria, IL
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Summer Art Class

Tuesday, Sep 17, 2019 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Peoria, IL
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Exhibition: Inner Most-Outer Expressions

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Peoria, IL
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Exhibition: Inner Most-Outer Expressions

Thursday, Sep 19, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Peoria, IL
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Exhibition: Inner Most-Outer Expressions

Friday, Sep 20, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Peoria, IL
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Exhibition: Inner Most-Outer Expressions

Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Peoria, IL
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Exhibition: Inner Most-Outer Expressions

Tuesday, Sep 24, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Peoria, IL
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Exhibition: Inner Most-Outer Expressions

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Peoria, IL
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Exhibition: Inner Most-Outer Expressions

Thursday, Sep 26, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Peoria, IL
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Exhibition: Inner Most-Outer Expressions

Friday, Sep 27, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Peoria, IL
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Exhibition: Inner Most-Outer Expressions

Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Peoria, IL
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Exhibition: Inner Most-Outer Expressions

Tuesday, Oct 1, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Peoria, IL
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Exhibition: Inner Most-Outer Expressions

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Peoria, IL
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Exhibition: Inner Most-Outer Expressions

Thursday, Oct 3, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Peoria, IL
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Exhibition: Inner Most-Outer Expressions

Friday, Oct 4, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Peoria, IL
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Exhibition: Inner Most-Outer Expressions

Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Peoria, IL
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Exhibition: Inner Most-Outer Expressions

Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Peoria, IL
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Exhibition: Inner Most-Outer Expressions

Wednesday, Oct 9, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Peoria, IL
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Exhibition: Inner Most-Outer Expressions

Thursday, Oct 10, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Peoria, IL
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Exhibition: Inner Most-Outer Expressions

Friday, Oct 11, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Peoria, IL
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Exhibition: Inner Most-Outer Expressions

Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Peoria, IL
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Exhibition: Inner Most-Outer Expressions

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Peoria, IL
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Exhibition: Inner Most-Outer Expressions

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Peoria, IL
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Exhibition: Inner Most-Outer Expressions

Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Peoria, IL
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Exhibition: Inner Most-Outer Expressions

Friday, Oct 18, 2019 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Peoria, IL
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Recent News

Dance Classes Offered at Contemporary Art Center

This winter, the Contemporary Art Center (CAC) will offer classes in Salsa Dancing and a Hip Hop workshop. The classes are held on the 2nd floor of the facility in the Preston Jackson Gallery. Students may registerover the phone with credit card or…

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Art Classes Offered at Contemporary Art Center

Winter Art Classes 2019 Sign up today over the phone with Visa, MasterCard or Discover Card or come in during business hours: Tuesday- Saturday, 11- 5:00 and pay with credit card, cash or check. Contact: William Butler, 309- 674- 6822 or…

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Summer Art Classes Offered at CAC

This summer, the Contemporary Art Center of Peoria will offer art classes in drawing and painting. Visit www.peoriacac.org  and choose ‘Education’ to learn more about these classes. No prior art making experience is required.…

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Salsa Classes Offered at CAC

SALSA DANCE CLASSESTuesdays, May 2-30Registration deadline: April 25 $35 members, $45 nonmembers(Fees listed per person, per class)Minimum students 6, Max. 16Ages: 18 & upIntroductory SalsaTime: 6:30-7:25 pm(five 50 minute sessions)Introduction…

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Spring Art Classes Offered at CAC

SPRING ART CLASSES 2017Figure Drawing / Open Studio  Tuesdays, April 11-May 30Time: 7:30-9:00pm(eight 2-hour sessions) Ages 18 & upminimum students: 4, maximum: 10           CAC member: $55, non-member: $65Registration deadline: April…

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Latin Dance Classes Offered at CAC

Starting in February, the Contemporary Art Center of Peoria will offer dance lessons in Salsa and Tango.On five Tuesday evenings, starting February 21, Ed and Bev Caballero will teach two Salsa dance classes back to back. Beginners learn the basic…

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Summer Art Classes at CAC

Sign up today over the phone with Visa, MasterCard or Discover Card or come in during business hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11-5:00 and pay with credit card, cash or check.William Butler, 309-674-6822 or artcentr@mtco.com All classes are listed under…

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Salsa Dance Classes at CAC

Wednesdays, May 4 - June 1, 2016Registration deadline: April 27  $35 members, $45 nonmembers (Fees listed per person, per class)Minimum students 4, Max. 16Ages: 18 & upIntroductory SalsaTime: 6:30-7:25 pm (five 50 minute sessions)Introduction…

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2016 Spring Art Classes at the Contemporary Art Center of Peoria

Figure Drawing / Open Studio Tuesdays, April 12-May 31, 7:00-9:00 pm (eight 2-hour sessions)Ages 18 & upMinimum students 4, Max 10          CAC Member: $55, Non-Member: $65Registration deadline: April 5Artists are invited to draw or…

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Winter Art Classes at the Contemporary Art Center

Figure Drawing / Open Studio Tuesdays, January 19-March 15 (no class on 2-23-15)Time: 7:00-9:00 pm  (eight 2-hour sessions) Ages 18 & upRegistration deadline: January 12Minimum students 4, Max 10           CAC Member: $55, Non-Member:…

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Dance Lessons at the Contemporary Art Center of Peoria

Salsa Dance ClassesBrush up on your club dancing and move to the beat of a fusion of traditional African and Cuban and other Latin-American rhythms. Students will learn dance moves influenced by many dances such as Mambo, Cha Cha, and Guaracha.…

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2015 Spring Art Classes at the Contemporary Art Center of Peoria

Figure Drawing / Open Studio Tuesdays, April 14-June 2Time: 7:00-9:00 pm (eight 2-hour sessions) Ages 18 & upRegistration deadline: April 7Minimum students 4, Max 10 CAC Member: $55, Non-Member: $65Draw or paint the figure from a live clothed or…

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12th Annual Cac Peoria Area Juried High School Art Exhibition

The Contemporary Art Center is proud to exhibit the outstanding work of area high schools. Over twenty area high schools are invited to participate each year. Students enrolled in area high schools as well as students of high school age may submit…

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Contemporary Art Center News - October 24, 2014

A Small Wonder Gift ShopNovember 8-December 19, 2014 Gallery 3R A small wonder means small work from local artists and that means work priced for holiday gifts! Gallery 3R is turned into a gift shop for small works of art. Just like a gift shop,…

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Change of Exhibit Notice - September 9, 2014

The artist Matthew Shultz that was to to exhibit at the Contemporary Art Center in Gallery 3R September 13-October 24, 2014 is now unable to exhibit. In his stead, the center will have a diverse display of work by the resident artists. Preston…

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