CAC presents several exhibits per year that are fee and open to the public.
Exhibitions feature students, emerging artists and established artists, with a specific focus on innovative materials and processes.
CAC operates an exhibition space functioning within a community art center, and these community and student exhibitions fulfill an integral part of CAC's educational mission: engaging the public in lively dialogue about the process of creating art.
The Center also hosts an annual juried membership show held each August off-site at Mary Tomás Gallery in the Design District. Past jurors include Kenneth Craighead, Catherine Cuellar, Patricia Meadows, Gail Sachson, Cheryl Vogel, Katherine Wagner among others.