Art allows humans to release the pressure of oils, acrylics, and operas boiling just beneath the surface of their pleasant facades. Enjoy colorful explosions in a controlled setting with today's Groupon to the Contemporary Arts Center. Choose between two membership options:
- For $27, you get a one-year family/couple membership, good for two people (a $55 value).
- For $40, you get a one-year friend membership, good for three people (an $80 value).
The February 12th SweetArts celebration kicks off a year of birthday merriment honoring the Contemporary Arts Center's 35 years of modern life while challenging art to imitate it. Its members get discounts at a full calendar's worth of Center-sponsored celebrations, including free admission to the after-parties for their White Linen Night and Art for Art's Sake events. Another perk is free admission to visual art openings and exhibitions, which currently include Elements of Nature: a study of how humans and art interact with earth's appendages and unpredictable whims. Fifteen percent off in the café and 10% off gifts help members save for the day when they can buy enough fine art for their homes to make museums obsolete. The Contemporary Art Center provides a home for wayward experimental art and a community for artists and art lovers, and its ever-changing activities and exhibits mandate plenty of return trips for the entire family.
Contemporary Arts Center
Founded in 1976 by a group of ambitious visual and performing artists, the Contemporary Arts Center still keeps in touch with its roots as an artist-driven community organization. The award-winning design of its ever-changing gallery, atrium, and theater spaces juxtaposes the original architecture of a turn-of-the-century warehouse building with newer materials and aesthetics. Within its 30,000 feet of open event space, the CAC hosts a range of events, such as curated contemporary exhibitions, world and local music performances, and special galas such as the SweetArts Bash.
When not coordinating exhibitions and performances, the CAC staff also leads educational programs such as one-day art camps, which expose children and adults to the arts. In these programs, professional local artists train groups in drama, dance, music, visual arts, and creative writing.
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