Summer Arts Camp Update: The CAC  Summer Arts Camp is on hiatus for the 2020 Summer season. We are evaluating our Summer youth programming with a goal of maximizing our programmatic impact on youth and families. We’d appreciate your feedback and encourage you to let us know your thoughts and ideas at

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Thursday, April 12, 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. Music : AFRO△NARCHY Food Truck : La Cubana Happy Hour 6–7pm Teens Only – 6-8pm , Presidents Resource Center The CAC and New Orleans public art and history project Paper Monuments ask visitors to submit written and artistic responses to the question, "What...Read more
Monday, January 29, 2018 to Friday, March 16, 2018
Apply for the 2018 Teen Exhibition! How Do You Create a Portrait of a City? We encourage you to think experimentally and critically about the nature of portraiture and welcome submissions in any medium - drawing, painting, sound, photography, animation, film, sculpture, installations, and digital art. We want it all! Here are some questions from the Teen Board to help get you started: Is a city...Read more
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Join us on the Second Thursday of each month for an evening of programs designed to enhance your appreciation of contemporary art and artists. September 14, 2017, 6-10 PM Meet the Maker – 6-8pm, Atrium Throughout the Fall season, join us as we highlight some of the best local breweries and distilleries! Meet the makers and sample a swig of their most desirable creations. 2017–18 Collectors Club...Read more
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Join us on the Second Thursday of each month for an evening of programs designed to enhance your appreciation of contemporary art and artists. August 10, 2017, 6–10pm Talk – 7:30pm, CAC Theatre Join Laurie Uprichard, Senior Curator of Performing Arts, as she weaves together the story of the upcoming season, complete with engaging personal anecdotes, exclusive videos from the artists, and behind-...Read more
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
À Propos is a series of event produced by The Stacks Bookstore that features each month a different non-profit organization based in the New Orleans metro-area. During that evening, an organization shares with the audience their history, milestones, anecdotes, and upcoming projects. ABOUT THE ROOTS OF MUSIC The Roots of Music empowers the youth of New Orleans through music education, academic...Read more
Wednesday, 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. ABOUT PELICAN BOMB Since 2011, Pelican Bomb has promoted writing and...Read more
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
While working as a performance company, students will learn the fundamentals of collaborative theater-making and artistic training. This workshop engages the students in a detailed approach of Theater Mitu’s training methodology of Whole Theater. Whole Theater is defined as a theatrical experience that is rigorously visual, aural, emotional, intellectual and spiritual—both in creation and in...Read more
Friday, 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! See you at Open Stage Night! Presented by the Teen Leadership CouncilRead more
Monday, April 25, 2016 to Monday, May 23, 2016
In partnership with the CAC's Summer Arts Camp, Teen Arts Interns spend their mornings engaged in intensive arts workshops and leadership training sessions, learning the basics of what it means to be a professional teaching artist. In the afternoons, interns put what they've learned into practice while working with the younger campers and assisting teaching artists in the fields of Music, Dance,...Read more
Saturday, April 16, 2016
How do you brand yourself as an artist? Do you need a website? What the heck do you put on a business card? How do you promote your work? Join the Teen Leadership Council for a FREE Workshop with Liz Cooke of LionHeart Prints to get all of your questions answered! Presented by the Teen Leadership CouncilRead more
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Please join the Teen Zine Collective for the launch of Third Eye, Vol. 4 , a magazine featuring work from high school students across the Greater New Orleans Area. Copies of the zine will be for sale and light refreshments will be served. Presented by the CAC Teen Zine CollectiveRead more
Friday, March 18, 2016
Calling all high school poets, rappers, singers, musicians, dancers, comedians, magicians, and mimes! Come join us at the CAC for Open Stage Night, a chance to show off your talent in front of your peers. Run by teens, for teens. Presented by the CAC Teen Leadership CouncilRead more
Thursday, January 28, 2016
In collaboration with The Stacks, art & design bookstore, the CAC will present a book reading and family artmaking workshop. Local actor Cameron-Mitchell Ware will read Tomi Ungerer's Rufus: The Bat Who Loved Colors . Following the reading, families can participate in an art workshop where they will learn how to create shaving cream prints. Copies of Rufus: The Bat Who Loved Colors will be...Read more
Monday, January 11, 2016 to Friday, February 19, 2016
The CAC Teen Exhibition Group is now accepting submissions for their annual Teen Art Exhibition! Please submit your paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs, installations, film, digital art—whatever type of art you make, we want it! This year's theme is "Voice of a New Era." You are the voice of a generation. We're looking for work that explores power, equality, humanity, protest, identity...Read more
Friday, January 1, 2016 to Saturday, January 2, 2016
5 Directors. 20 Actors. 5 Plays. 24 Hours! The Teen 24-Hour Theater Festival is a theatrical experiment created for, and by, New Orleans teens. High school students can sign up to be directors, actors, playwrights, costumers, or prop/set designers who will work to create a 5-play theater festival in only 24 hours. Sounds crazy? It is! On the evening of Friday, January 1st , all teen participants...Read more
Wednesday, December 2, 2015 to Friday, January 8, 2016
The CAC Teen Zine Collective is gearing up to release their fourth issue of Third Eye, and they want your submissions! Third Eye is a collection of art, essays, poetry, photography, DIY tips, music playlists, and anything that can be printed on the page—created for, and by, New Orleans teens. There are no rules for submissions. Students can submit as many pieces as they'd like and can cover...Read more
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Members of the New Orleans theater community will have the opportunity to participate in an audition workshop led by Director of The Mutilated , Cosmin Chivu. Additional support for this program was made possible in part by the following members of the CAC’s President’s Council: Dawn Barrios, The Boettcher Fund COSMIN CHIVU Cosmin Chivu is a Romanian born theater artist, currently based in New...Read more
Saturday, October 31, 2015
Teens are welcome to join us this Saturday (Halloween!) for a free SPFX Makeup workshop. The workshop is open to any interested high school student and will be conducted by local makeup artist Adrienne Helen Tabet. For more information, email: Twitter: @CAC_TLC ( ) Instagram: @cactlc ( ) Facebook: https://www.facebook...Read more
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Calling all high school students interested in studying the arts in college! Whether you're finding yourself overwhelmed by the number of art programs out there, stuck in building your visual arts portfolio, having trouble finding an audition monologue, or just have no clue how to apply for financial aid—Arts MAP is here to help! Students may register for any or all of the following four sessions...Read more
Saturday, September 12, 2015
The first meeting of the semester for any high school student interested in participating in Teen Programming at the CAC. Calling any high school artist that is interested in: creating a zine, curating an art exhibition, running a theater festival, hosting Open Stage Nights, planning arts workshops, working with local teaching artists, or collaborating with their peers! For more information,...Read more