Community Arts Center
Inspiring creativity and artistic expression
The Community Arts Center (CAC) in Wallingford, PA was founded by a group of local artists in 1948 with the mission of nurturing artists of all levels and encouraging broad participation in the arts.
Today CAC is a nonprofit offering countless opportunities for people to create and enjoy the visual arts, including art classes for all ages in a diversity of mediums, including ceramics, drawing, painting, printmaking, jewelry, photography, sculpture, muraling, mosaics, and others.
CAC’s pre-kindergarten “ARTstart” and “Lucky Charms” programs aim to instill a love of art in young children, while fostering creativity and encouraging cooperation and understanding. For the broader community, the “ART to go” outreach program delivers arts programs tailored to meet the needs of groups and organizations throughout the Delaware Valley, by complementing existing curriculums or creating new opportunities for people who might not otherwise get to experience the arts.
The Community Arts Center is home to one of Delaware County’s most historic and architecturally interesting properties, the 122-year-old Dixon Mansion Estate, which now houses the Duke Art Gallery, with its robust schedule of exhibitions, plus indoor and outdoor event spaces.