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

FEATURED
CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Film and Art for Kids (ages 6+, Under 6 must be accompanied by an adult)

Movie, art, discussion, and popcorn. Watch the movie on the big screen with our projection…

Movie Series for Film Buffs (ages 21+, BYOB and snacks)

... from 2010s back to the 1930s and discuss with film instructor Geoff Cowgill.  Our…

Art with the Masters (ages 6+)

Then create your own paintings, collages, beautiful glass-like and paper sculptures, and more. Wassily Kandinsky,…

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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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