The Contemporary Arts Center is located at 44 E. 6th Street (the corner of 6th and Walnut Streets) in downtown Cincinnati. It is within easy walking distance of all of the major downtown hotels and attractions.
From Kentucky/South of Cincinnati:
From I-75/I-71: Take 1-75 North across Brent Spence Bridge. Stay in right lane. Take the 5th Street Exit. Take 5th Street to Vine Street. Turn Left on Vine. Take Vine Street to 7th Street. Turn right on 7th Street. Take 7th to Walnut Street. Turn right on Walnut. CAC is on the corner of 6th and Walnut.
From I-471: Take I-471 across the Daniel Carter Beard Bridge into Ohio. Take the 6th Street exit. CAC is on your right, at the corner of 6th and Walnut.
From North of Cincinnati:
From I-75 Southbound: Take Exit 1E West 7th Street. Take 7th to Walnut Street. Turn right on Walnut. CAC is on your right, on the corner of 6th and Walnut.
From I-71 Southbound: Exit on the left onto E. 3rd Street toward Downtown/Riverfront. Turn right on Main Street. Turn left on 6th Street. CAC is on your right, at the corner of 6th and Walnut.
From Indiana/West of Cincinnati:
Take I-74 East toward Cincinnati. Take the I-75South exit. Take Exit 1E West 7th Street. Turn right on Walnut. CAC is on the corner of 6th and Walnut.
From West Side of Cincinnati:
US-50/River Road Eastbound: Becomes 6th Street Expressway. Merge onto West 5th Street. Turn left on Elm St. Turn right on 7th Street. Turn right on Walnut. CAC is on your right, on the corner of 6th and Walnut.
Glenway/8th Street Viaduct: Take 8th Street toward downtown. Merge onto West 7th Street. Turn right on Walnut St. CAC is on your right, on the corner of 6th and Walnut.
Harrison/Western Hills Viaduct: Cross Viaduct and take Exit 2B onto I-75 South. Take exit 1E to merge onto West 7th Street. Turn right on Walnut St. Turn right on 6th Street. CAC is on your right, at the corner of 6th and Walnut.
From East Side of Cincinnati:
US-50 Westbound/Columbia Parkway: Take US-50 toward downtown. Take the 6th Street Exit. CAC is on your right, at the corner of 6th and Walnut.
Parking in Cincinnati, whether at a meter, in a garage or on a surface lot, is abundant and easy to find. Downtown Cincinnati, Inc. has an updated and extensive list of available parking with prices included.
Here are a few suggestions for nearby parking.*
21c Museum Hotel
Our next door neighbor at 609 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202, has valet parking for $10.
Fountain Square Garage
Between 5th and 6th. Enter on Walnut or Vine. Garage is underneath Fountain Square.
Center at 600 Vine Garage
Between 6th and 7th. Enter on Vine. Garage is underneath the Center at 600. Going North on Vine, turn right after passing 6th Street to go into the garage.
Between Vine and Walnut. Enter on 7th. Garage is underneath the URS tower. Going east on 7th, turn left after passing Vine Street to go into the garage.
Between 6th and 5th Streets. Enter on Walnut. Garage is underneath 580 Building. Going south on Walnut, turn left after passing 6th Street to go into the garage.
*Please note: The CAC is not affiliated with, nor responsible for, the garages listed here. Prices, rules and regulations vary from garage to garage and are subject to change.
Metro/SORTA serves the Cincinnati area in Ohio. Most of the routes stop close to CAC. You can plan your trip and download a schedule on the Metro/SORTA web site. Just type
"CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER" into the destination field.
Southbank Shuttle/TANK serves Northern Kentucky with service into Downtown Cincinnati; many TANK routes stop at CAC's doorstep. Visit the Southbank Shuttle/TANK web site for schedules.
Cincinnati Bell Connector Street Car is Cincinnati’s modern streetcar system on a 3.6-mile loop connecting the riverfront at The Banks, Downtown and Over-the-Rhine. Fare is $1 for two hours and $2 for a day pass. Fare can be purchased at ticket vending machines or by using the Cincy EZRide app on your smartphone. Ticket vending machines are located at each of the 18 stations along the route.