Special Events & Trips

From concerts and poetry nights, to international cultural experiences, and signature fundraising events, the Decatur Area Arts Council has you covered.

Looking for a special art event right here in Decatur, IL?  The Decatur Area Arts Council has something happening year round.  In fact, we host an opening event for amazing new exhibits every month. . . and there’s never a charge!

Special trips are planned to other cities and states to take advantage of the wonderful arts and entertainment experiences other communities have to offer.

Join us for an upcoming event below or suggest a trip you would like us to organize.

As THE arts source and resource for greater Decatur, DAAC will keep you up-to-date on arts and entertainment opportunities provided by others throughout the community.  

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Special Events

Xmas ARTicles Deadline - CALL TO ARTISTS!

November 3rd, 2017

Artists! Sell original art and fine crafts in our December holiday shop!

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First Friday Gallery Walk - November 2017

November 3rd, 2017

Visit the three downtown art galleries! Enjoy artists' talks, tasty hors d'oeuvres, beverages, and music entertainment.

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Illustrating a Children’s Book - Members+ Event

November 8th, 2017

Artist, Gene Tanta, sheds light on his painting techniques and thought processes. Join in the discussion of his portraits on display in the Anne Lloyd Gallery.

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Holiday Art-Making Family Event

November 18th, 2017

Come as a family prior to the annual downtown Christmas Parade!
Make holiday art and memories together!

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First Friday Gallery Walk - December 2017

December 1st, 2017

Visit the three downtown art galleries! Enjoy artists' talks, tasty hors d'oeuvres, beverages, and music entertainment.

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Trips & Tours

Bus trip to “On Your Feet” – Thursday, November 16, 2017

November 16th, 2017

Bus trip to Fox Theatre for performance of "On Your Feet" – Thursday, November 16, 2017, matinee performance

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Bus trip to “The King and I” - Thursday, December 7, 2017

December 7th, 2017

Bus trip to Fox Theatre for performance of "The King and I" - Thursday, December 7, 2017, matinee performance

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Bus trip to “School of Rock” – Thursday, January 25, 2018

January 25th, 2018

Bus trip to Fox Theatre for performance of "School of Rock" – Thursday, January 25, 2018, matinee performance

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Bus trip to “Chicago” - SUnday, March 4, 2018

March 4th, 2018

Bus trip to Fox Theatre for performance of Bus trip to "Chicago" - Saturday, March 3, 2018, matinee performance

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Saturday Gallery Hours: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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