Art enthusiasts visiting New Orleans should consider a stop at the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) in the Warehouse Arts District, just a short walk from the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and "Gallery Row" on Julia Street. Started in 1976 as an artist run community organization, the CAC now hosts contemporary art exhibits, visual arts performances and concerts. The building interior, inside a renovated warehouse, is as visually interesting as the cutting-edge art on display in the galleries. The galleries are open from 11 am to 5 pm, Wednesday through Monday. The cafe and art and design bookstore are open every day.