Leading the transformation of New Orleans’ Downtown Warehouse District into the vibrant cultural hub it is today is the Contemporary Arts Center. Since 1976, the center has been the Warehouse Arts Distric’s focal point and a home to bold experiments in painting, theatre, music, performance art, dance, photography, video, sculpture and more – all celebrating the art of now.
The center boasts 30,000 square feet of turn-of-the-century warehouse spaces, including the award-winning architecture of our sleek modern galleries, atrium, theaters and studios. Renovated in 1990, the building (a historic 1905 warehouse) mixes the timelessness of New Orleans’ historic architecture with contemporary material, open spaces, and site-specific works by local and internationally known artists.
Multi-disciplinary programming, presented year-round, include world-class visual arts exhibitions, cutting edge performing arts shows, unique education programs and fabulously festive celebrations.
Admission Cost: Gallery admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and seniors, and free for CAC members and children 15 and under. Group rates available.