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

Exhibition - Glen C. Davies: Babel

Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Peoria, IL
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Exhibition - 5th Annual A Small Wonder Gift Shop

Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Peoria, IL
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Exhibition - Glen C. Davies: Babel

Wednesday, Nov 21, 2018 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Peoria, IL
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Exhibition - 5th Annual A Small Wonder Gift Shop

Wednesday, Nov 21, 2018 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Peoria, IL
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Exhibition - Glen C. Davies: Babel

Thursday, Nov 22, 2018 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Peoria, IL
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Exhibition - 5th Annual A Small Wonder Gift Shop

Thursday, Nov 22, 2018 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Peoria, IL
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Exhibition - Glen C. Davies: Babel

Friday, Nov 23, 2018 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Peoria, IL
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Exhibition - 5th Annual A Small Wonder Gift Shop

Friday, Nov 23, 2018 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Peoria, IL
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Exhibition - Glen C. Davies: Babel

Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Peoria, IL
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Exhibition - 5th Annual A Small Wonder Gift Shop

Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Peoria, IL
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Exhibition - Glen C. Davies: Babel

Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Peoria, IL
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Exhibition - 5th Annual A Small Wonder Gift Shop

Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Peoria, IL
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Exhibition - Glen C. Davies: Babel

Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Peoria, IL
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Exhibition - 5th Annual A Small Wonder Gift Shop

Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Peoria, IL
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Exhibition - Glen C. Davies: Babel

Thursday, Nov 29, 2018 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Peoria, IL
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Exhibition - 5th Annual A Small Wonder Gift Shop

Thursday, Nov 29, 2018 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Peoria, IL
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Exhibition - Glen C. Davies: Babel

Friday, Nov 30, 2018 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Peoria, IL
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Exhibition - 5th Annual A Small Wonder Gift Shop

Friday, Nov 30, 2018 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Peoria, IL
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Exhibition - Glen C. Davies: Babel

Saturday, Dec 1, 2018 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Peoria, IL
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Exhibition - 5th Annual A Small Wonder Gift Shop

Saturday, Dec 1, 2018 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Peoria, IL
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Exhibition - Glen C. Davies: Babel

Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Peoria, IL
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Exhibition - 5th Annual A Small Wonder Gift Shop

Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Peoria, IL
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Exhibition - Glen C. Davies: Babel

Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Peoria, IL
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Exhibition - 5th Annual A Small Wonder Gift Shop

Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Peoria, IL
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Exhibition - Glen C. Davies: Babel

Thursday, Dec 6, 2018 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Peoria, IL
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Exhibition - 5th Annual A Small Wonder Gift Shop

Thursday, Dec 6, 2018 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Peoria, IL
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Exhibition - Glen C. Davies: Babel

Friday, Dec 7, 2018 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Peoria, IL
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Exhibition - 5th Annual A Small Wonder Gift Shop

Friday, Dec 7, 2018 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Peoria, IL
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Exhibition - Glen C. Davies: Babel

Saturday, Dec 8, 2018 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Peoria, IL
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Exhibition - 5th Annual A Small Wonder Gift Shop

Saturday, Dec 8, 2018 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Peoria, IL
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Exhibition - Glen C. Davies: Babel

Tuesday, Dec 11, 2018 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Peoria, IL
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Exhibition - 5th Annual A Small Wonder Gift Shop

Tuesday, Dec 11, 2018 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Peoria, IL
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Exhibition - Glen C. Davies: Babel

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Peoria, IL
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Exhibition - 5th Annual A Small Wonder Gift Shop

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Peoria, IL
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Exhibition - Glen C. Davies: Babel

Thursday, Dec 13, 2018 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Peoria, IL
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Exhibition - 5th Annual A Small Wonder Gift Shop

Thursday, Dec 13, 2018 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Peoria, IL
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Exhibition - Glen C. Davies: Babel

Friday, Dec 14, 2018 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Peoria, IL
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Exhibition - 5th Annual A Small Wonder Gift Shop

Friday, Dec 14, 2018 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Peoria, IL
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Exhibition - Glen C. Davies: Babel

Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Peoria, IL
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Exhibition - 5th Annual A Small Wonder Gift Shop

Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Peoria, IL
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Exhibition - Glen C. Davies: Babel

Tuesday, Dec 18, 2018 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Peoria, IL
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Exhibition - 5th Annual A Small Wonder Gift Shop

Tuesday, Dec 18, 2018 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Peoria, IL
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Exhibition - Glen C. Davies: Babel

Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Peoria, IL
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Exhibition - 5th Annual A Small Wonder Gift Shop

Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Peoria, IL
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Exhibition - Glen C. Davies: Babel

Thursday, Dec 20, 2018 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Peoria, IL
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Exhibition - 5th Annual A Small Wonder Gift Shop

Thursday, Dec 20, 2018 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Peoria, IL
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Exhibition - Glen C. Davies: Babel

Friday, Dec 21, 2018 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Peoria, IL
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Exhibition - 5th Annual A Small Wonder Gift Shop

Friday, Dec 21, 2018 from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Peoria, IL
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Recent News

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. Members…

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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 st…

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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 EDU…

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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 to…

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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 pain…

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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. Learn…

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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 up…

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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, buy…

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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 Jackso…

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