Hours & Location



The Community Center for the Arts is located at the intersection of Race and Main in downtown Urbana. You may enter our building using the front door at 202 West Main Street  or side door at 103 North Race Street, Urbana, IL.  

We are in the space previously occupied by Corson Music Guitar Store. We are just south of the Courier Cafe and north of Busey Bank.


We are operating 7 days a week but do not currently have someone at the desk during set hours. You can make an appointment or just drop by to see if we’re in.

If you’d like to make an appointment to meet with us or tour the facility please email us.


If you want to drop off a student and then go to park, we recommend one of these 2 options:

  1. Approach from the north on Race Street. You can stop just in front of our door and let your student hop out.  There is not usually much traffic, and there is a separate left-turn lane, so you will not be an obnoxious traffic blocker.  We do not recommend letting students get out of the car if you are northbound on Race. 
  2. If you are westbound you can drop your student off on Main Street.

Parking: metered parking is 50 cents per hour, or free after 5:00 PM and on weekends. 

  • Metered parking in the city lot just north of the Rose Bowl, on the east side of the road as you pass the Courier. 
  • Metered parking at the west end of our block on Main Street, on your right just past the fork in the road. 
  • Metered parking along Main Street in front of our building or co-lab when the cabanas are not in place, or in front of one of the great gallery or eatery spaces just east of Race.  
  • Park in the city garage between Broadway and Race.  It’s just a block away.
  • After hours you can try Busey Bank’s parking lot. 
  • Because we want to be good neighbors, we discourage students from parking in the Courier’s lot.