Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans

Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans

Promoting the visual and performing arts and educating the masses is the foundation of the Contemporary Arts Center. Founded in 1976 by a group of visual artists, the multi-disciplinary structure offers an ever-changing lineup of workshops, seminars, and events.

Artists from the United States and from countries around the world have performed at or had their worked showcased at the center. The 30,000 square foot facility features a blend of modern architecture and classic New Orleans design. It is on the cutting edge of technology and features award winning galleries, atriums, theaters and studios. Whether your passion is art, theater, music, dance, photography, video, or sculpture, the center has something to fit your needs.

Two of the most important events are the NOADA's White Linen Night on the first Saturday in August and Art for Art' Sake on the first Saturday in October. The center can also be reserved for public and private events for as few as 10 or as many as 3,500 guests.

The Education Department features programs that reach out to adults, schoolchildren, and special needs individuals from all walks of life through a series of outreach programs. The gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm.

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Sight Name: Contemporary Arts Center
Sight Location: New Orleans, USA
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
Guide(s) containing this sight: Cultural Tour in Business District, New Orleans  

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