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Bringing you ArtWalk every second Thursday in downtown Abilene
A Karaoke Christmas
Thursday, December 12, 5 - 8 p.m.
It's a Karaoke Christmas at this month's ArtWalk! Wear your ugliest Christmas sweater and challenge your friends to a sing-off, then check out the newest exhibits at downtown museums and galleries. Make-and-take activities will be available for children, and artist-vendors will be selling their work at booths on the street. So tune up, come out, and "sing in" the season with us in historic downtown Abilene!
SAM, the Snow Attacking Machine, painted by Bonham Elementary School artists will be on display in front of the Center for Contemporary Arts, 220 Cypress St.
Current Exhibits
NEW! On display through January 25
Mary McNayr: A Retrospective
Opening reception December 12, 6-7:30 p.m.
Emerging Artist Gallery through January 25

Old Man with Sunglasses, Mary McNayr, Watercolor
TP22: The International Competition
Texas Photographic Society
Bill and Alice Wright Photo Gallery through January 25

Where There's Smoke, Emma Powell, First Place
Exhibits on display through December 21
Signature Artist Members
Jane Breed Gallery

Perception, Reality, Memory I, Linda Murray
Conceptual Art
Judy Mason-Eldridge
Gallery Three

Lily, Judy Mason-Eldridge
24fps Internation Short Film Festival
Continuous screenings of festival winners
Gallery Four

Efimera, Grand Jury Prize, Director Daniel Modino, Spain
Events at the Center
ArtWalk Schedule
5 - 8 p.m.
See SAM the Snow Attacking Machine
In front of The Center for Contemporary Arts,
220 Cypress Street


6 p.m.

Karaoke with
The Party Doc

Main Gallery, Center for Contemporary Arts


6 p.m.

Gallery Talk at the NCCIL, Mark Crilley

The manga-style illustrator for children's graphic novels will discuss his art, now on display at the NCCIL, 102 Cedar Street.  


6-7:30 p.m.

Opening Reception, Mary McNayr: A Retrospective

Emerging Artists Gallery, The Center for Contemporary Arts


6:30 p.m.

Art Demonstration, Tissue Paper Collage

Emerging Artists Gallery, The Center for Contemporary Arts


More Art Downtown

These galleries and museums are also open during ArtWalk. Contact them for information about their activities during ArtWalk.


National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature


The Grace Museum


The Cockerell Galleries


Mid-Month Movie Matinee
Wednesday, December 18
Noon - 1 p.m.
Join us for a short film and discussion about cutting edge contemporary art.
Dirty Draw-ers
Taking a Holiday
The Monday night drawing group will not meet this month. Join them on January 6 in the main gallery from 7 to 9 p.m. Bring your favorite sketching supplies and $3 to help pay for the model.
Holiday Hours
Bring your holiday guests to the Center on Saturday, December 21. It's the last chance you'll have to see exhibits until after the holidays. We will be closed beginning December 23, and reopen on January 7, 2014. 
The Center For Contemporary Arts | 325-677-8389
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220 Cypress Street, Abilene, TX 79601
Gallery Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday

The Center for Contemporary Arts is funded in part by:
The National Endowment for the Arts, The Texas Commission on the Arts,
 Abilene Cultural Affairs Council, , Dian Graves Owen Foundation,
Dodge Jones Foundation, and the Greathouse Foundation

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