Hours of Operation

Monday–Friday, 9am–5pm
Saturday & Sunday, 11am–5pm

Open during performances and events

CAC Members enjoy a 15% discount on select menu items


Past Shows

Second Thursday – August 10

Thursday, August 10, 2017
August 10, 2017

Second Thursdays @ the CAC – Free & Open to all

6:00–9:00pm, Happy Hour 6:00-8:00pm

Join us every Second Thursday of the month for a free and open to all evening full of entertainment: artist talks, performances, live music, bar, food trucks and more! 


Talk – 7:30pm, Freeport Theatre
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Conversation: À Propos with Pelican Bomb

With Cameron Shaw and Charlie Tatum
June 7, 2017

À Propos is a series of events that will feature a different non-profit organization based in the New Orleans metro-area each month.

During that evening, an organization will present and share their history, milestones, anecdotes, and upcoming projects with the audience. Conversations will be followed by a Q&A session. 


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Teen Open Stage Night

April 29, 2016
Calling all singers, dancers, musicians, writers, rappers, comedians, magicians, or performers of any kind!
This is your chance to take the stage and show off what you've got at the Contemporary Arts Center! There will be free food, incredible performances, and a photobooth! 
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To Live in the South, One Has To Be a Scar Lover

Presented with The Stacks, art & design bookstore
April 14, 2016

Book presentation with Joris Lindhout & Maaike Gouwenberg of Deltaworkers and Erik Kiesewetter of Constance New Orleans 

To Live in the South, One Has To Be a Scar Lover is an essay bundle that aims to deconstruct the romantic and mythical image Hollywood has created of the Southern States. Editors and Deltaworkers ... Read more

Gravy Spring Issue Launch Party & Discussion

Presented with The Stacks, art & design bookstore
April 7, 2016

Join us for the launch of the Spring issue of Gravy quarterly magazine published by the Southern Foodways Alliance.

Storyteller and radio producer Tina Antolini will present the podcast Gravy—James Beard Foundation’s Publication of the Year for 2015—and play episode segments. Authors Phil McCausland and Rien Fertel will read from their pieces. Small ... Read more