Texas Forts Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Abilene: Center for Contemporary Arts

This unique arts center is home to more than 70-artist members and ten working studios. The Center's four galleries present more than 24-exhibits annually by regional, national and inter- national photographers and artists working in a variety of media.


  • 220 Cypress Street
  • Abilene, Texas
  • 79601


Hours & Fees

  • Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Open 5-8 p.m. every second Thursday for Artwalk.

    Open 5 - 8 p.m. every second Thursday for ArtWalk

  • Free Admission


The Center for Contemporary Arts was founded in 1989 with the mission to provide enriching and educational experiences for the region's communities through the promotion and support of artists. The Center's programs: ArtReach, ArtWalk and Exhibits 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.