Street Address
107 E Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89102
Mailing Address
107 E Charleston Blvd
Ste 120
Las Vegas, NV 89102
phone: 702-382-3886
Tuesday - Saturday 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Museum Type(s)
Jacie Urquidi- Maynard, President
phone: 702-371-2500
Denise Crouse, Director
phone: 702-382-3886
Cindy Miller, Vice President
phone: 702-382-3886
Richard Pollina, Treasure
Debbe Sussman, Secretary
phone: 702-526-6468


The Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) was formed in 1989 by students and instructors of the newly formed Department of Art at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. This group wanted to create a place where students could further explore their interest in contemporary art and also have some "real life" experiences in exhibiting their works of contemporary art.

Fulfilling a need in the Las Vegas community, the organization established as 501 c(3) corporation in 1993. The goal of the organization was to establish a network for professional artists to share ideas, concepts, to support creative endeavors and to aid the artist artistically and intellectually in a meeting space on a consistent basis. In addition, the organization was formally established to organize art programs and workshops by professionals in the field of fine arts and to enhance the public with education in the visual arts.

The Contemporary Arts Center has since grown to nearly 1000 members throughout Southern Nevada and internationally. The organization has been extremely active in the development of the art community in Las Vegas and has been a cornerstone in the cultural arts scene of the city since its inception.

The Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) represents both artists and patrons of the arts that have an interest in being an active part of the contemporary art community on both a local and international level.

Artifacts Collections

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Educational Programs

  • The CAC Education Program
    1. We provide weekly art classes to adults: Life drawing workshops are held Tuesdays (7:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m.) at the gallery. No instruction is given, but we offer the opportunity to develop and improve rendering skills. Please bring your own materials. A donation for the model is all we ask. You do not have to be a member to attend. For further information call Stewart Freshwater at 878-2208.
    2. We provide professional development for artists, which take the form of classes, workshops, guest speakers, demonstrations, lectures, etc. For information about current workshop offerings, please click on our Events page on the web site.
    3. We provide educational artists' talks at the Sunday BRUNCH AFTER FIRST FRIDAY
    4. We provide gallery tours for school children.


Access: General Public, Students, Scholars, Members

Appointment required: No


An electronic monthly "Art News" publication is sent out to our members & others interested in obtaining more information about who, what, where, when and how things are at the collective.

  • Art News (electornic email)
  • Contemporary Arts Collective Quartly Newsletter


Wheelchair Accessible