About Us

About Us

Our Mission

DAAC introduces and promotes the arts, enhances arts educational opportunities, and increases the impact of and access to the arts to improve the quality of life in the community.

Through our staff's tireless efforts, the Decatur Area Arts Council works to provide a variety of programs and services. We strive to provide arts experiences that can be enjoyed by the novice and knowledgeable.

The Decatur Area Arts Council serves the arts in and around Decatur by:

  • Creating an environment conducive to the development and growth of individual artists and arts organizations in all disciplines.
  • Promoting and facilitating partnerships within the community to nurture arts opportunities
  • Encouraging arts education opportunities.
  • Acting as a conduit for arts information.
  • Engaging culturally-diverse and underserved populations in the development of the arts.

Madden Arts Center

Visit the Madden Arts Center in downtown Decatur to experience the latest gallery exhibit or attend one of our many events, classes, or programs designed for your interests. If there is something in particular that you are looking for but don't see here, please do not hesitate to provide us your suggestions. We are here to meet the needs of our community.

Looking forward to seeing you in the gallery or out and about town where art is happening.

Office and Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday - 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Additional Gallery Hours: Saturday - 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Jerry Johnson, Executive Director

UPCOMING EVENTS

Barn Colony Artists Meeting

January 1st - December 31st, 2018

First Friday Gallery Walk - September 2018

September 7th, 2018

2018 Decatur Craft Beer Festival - Fundraiser

September 8th, 2018

1968 - The Year in Film - Members+ Event

September 12th, 2018

Arts in Central Park 2018

September 14th - 16th, 2018

FEATURED
CLASSES & PROGRAMS

CANCELLED - Recycled Purses

CANCELLED due to low enrollment. This is a perfect class for book lovers, purse lovers…

PASS - Fractured Fairy Tales

Done in the tradition of Chicago-improv, the all-female cast brings a brand new take on…

PASS - Toying with Science

This fast-paced, dynamic program combines circus skills, mime, original music, and audience involvement in the…

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Office and Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday - 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday Gallery Hours: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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