Hancock Whitney White Linen Night 2018

August 4, 2018

Sport your white linen and support the CAC on the coolest night of the year!


300-700 blocks of Julia Street and throughout the Arts District New Orleans

Rain or Shine

Art Openings & Outdoor Celebration

Free Admission | 5:30–9:30pm

Past Shows

Birdfoot Festival at the CAC 2018

May 29, 2018 to June 1, 2018

The Birdfoot Festival has gained an enthusiastic following and glowing critical reviews for its fresh approach and “youthful, rule-bending style." Get ready for a week of "risky, high-wire playing" as Birdfoot's seventh annual international chamber music arrives at the Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans. As part of a residency ... Read more

Member Appreciation Week

May 7, 2018 to May 11, 2018

Membership is the heart of the CAC, and we couldn't accomplish anything that we do without the support of our members. That’s why we hope you’ll join us for Member Appreciation Week from May 7-11 for special programs, offers and discounts.

All week (May 7-11):

Junebug Productions: Gomela/to return: Movement of Our Mother Tongue

April 20, 2018 to April 21, 2018

Directed by Stephanie McKee and developed by dancers Kesha McKey, Kai Knight, Jeremy Guyton and poet Sunni Patterson, Gomela/to return: Movement of Our Mother Tongue takes us on a journey through time and space. Making evident the connection between Africa, Haiti, and New Orleans, Gomela highlights the vibrant and percussive ... Read more

Miguel Zenón: Típico

March 16, 2018 to March 17, 2018

Multiple Grammy Nominee and Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellow Miguel Zenón represents a select group of musicians who have masterfully balanced and blended the often-contradictory poles of innovation and tradition.

Widely considered as one of the most groundbreaking and influential saxophonists of his generation, he has also developed a unique voice ... Read more

Second Thursdays at the CAC

March 8, 2018

Join us on the Second Thursday of each month for an evening of programs designed to enhance your appreciation of contemporary art and artists.


March 8, 2018


Happy hour 6–7pm

Music: José Fermín Afro-Dominican Jazz Band

Food Truck: La Cocinita

Teens Only – 6-8, Presidents Resource Center

The CAC and ... Read more

SweetArts 2018 | Art Unfolds

February 24, 2018

SweetArts is the CAC’s premier annual gala. Since 1984, the CAC has recognized the exceptional and diverse artists, performers, educators, and philanthropists whose influence and contributions shape New Orleans’ arts and culture community.


SweetArts Honorees/Patron Party
Saturday, February 24, 2018, 7-8 pm
The Shop at ... Read more