The Center for Contemporary Art is a vital regional art center with a comprehensive studio art school, professional exhibition program and important community outreach component.

The mission of The Center is, “To provide a vibrant, contemporary cultural center through arts education, exhibitions and community outreach that will inspire creativity and enhance people’s lives.” The Center is committed to broadening, deepening, and diversifying participation among audiences; to challenging and inspiring students, teachers, artists, enthusiasts and members of the community through the many facets of the visual arts; and to creating a culture of the highest standards and expectations for artistic exploration, interpretation and perception.