25-year-old Contemporary Arts Center receives generous anniversary gift from Alios

The Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) has received an offer it can’t refuse – an extremely generous 25th anniversary gift. In honor of the Las Vegas valley’s sole non-profit contemporary arts center’s milestone year, Alios Owner Todd Vonbastiaans has gifted the CAC six months of rent-free space to hold its contemporary art exhibitions.

The CAC will move from its current location at the Arts Factory less than a mile away to Alios, located at 1217 S. Main Street, still within 18b The Las Vegas Arts District downtown.

“While it is bittersweet to leave our current location at The Arts Factory, Todd’s amazing gesture was something we just can’t pass up,” said CAC Co-President Michele Quinn. “Alios is a fantastic space to showcase our exhibitions, and the break from rent will allow us to focus even more on fundraising and exciting new partnerships during our 25th anniversary year and beyond.”

A grand re-opening celebration will take place on November 20 from 6 – 8pm at Alios, on display will be “Sampler: Las Vegas” an exhibition curated by local artist and CAC exhibition committee member Matthew Couper. The public is welcome to participate.

August 2013 officially marked the start of CAC’s 25th anniversary. The celebration kicked-off earlier this year with the Exquisite Corpse exhibition, showcasing 20 unique drawing by many local Las Vegas artists. A “$25 for 25” fundraising campaign is ongoing throughout the anniversary year to support ongoing arts programs, including the “Conversations @ CAC” program, and initiatives for the greater Las Vegas community with organizations such as Opportunity Village.

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