The Community Performance & Art Center, is under the management of the Community Performance & Art Center Foundation through a lease agreement with Pima County. The Center consists of six buildings totaling over 25,000 sq. ft. on approximately 4.5 acres with panoramic views of the Santa Rita Mountains. Award winning and internationally acclaimed designer, Antoine Predock, shaped the Performance & Art Center to resemble mountains with peaks and valleys while preserving the natural beauty of the surrounding Sonoran Desert. Each building is diverse in character and function. The Performance & Art Center consists of a dance studio, music studio, art gallery, theatric set construction building, reception room, dressing rooms, administrative offices, performance theater, rooms for instrument storage and a sheet music library. Adjacent to the Performance & Art Center is the Learning Center, managed and operated by Pima County.
The Performance & Art Center has provided and will continue to make accessible Arts programming of exceptional quality to all socio-economic levels through affordable presentations of music, dance and theater. Success for CPAC has come through diligence, partnerships, sound financial planning, volunteerism and the support of surrounding communities. CPAC annually stages more than 150 performances while hosting dozens of visual art exhibits, workshops and classes. In addition, CPAC rents facilities for rehearsals, meetings, weddings, parties and other community gatherings. More than 50,000 people visit the Center annually. CPAC is committed to providing the best in arts entertainment and believes that the arts are vital to the quality of life in our community.