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Taylor County residents enjoy a wealth of artistic endeavors, from stage plays to musicals to opera and more.

Abilene Community Theatre
809 Barrow
Abilene, TX 79605

To get involved, contact the theater. To take in a show, visit the Abilene Community Theatre’s website for detailed information.

Center for Contemporary Arts
220 Cypress St.
Abilene, TX 79601 325-677-8389

The center boasts four galleries with rotating exhibits and 10 studios that provide artists the unique opportunity to share their work and vision. The Center for Contemporary Arts also coordinates programs, such as ArtWalk, to celebrate visual and performing arts within the community. Open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Cedar Break Gallery of Fine Art
957 N. Second St.
Abilene, TX 79601 325-677-9999

Barry Authur’s work ranges from paintings of landscapes, western and wildlife to intricately carved sculptures. He can usually be found in his studio, located within the gallery, working on a painting or deep in research on the next one.

Cockerell Galleries and Studios
1133 N. Second St. 
Abilene, TX 79601 325-829-7975

This downtown gallery is home to 12 working artist studios and a small gallery. Exhibits rotate monthly and are varied mixtures of multi-mediums.

Historic Paramount Theatre
352 Cypress St.
Abilene, TX 79601 325-676-9620


An Abilene landmark, the theater originally opened in 1930 and is now a fully restored art deco movie theater showing classic films on the weekends. The theater also host art films, plays and concerts throughout the year.


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