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

First Friday Gallery Walk - September 2018

September 7th, 2018

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

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2018 Decatur Craft Beer Festival - Fundraiser

September 8th, 2018

DAAC and MRI (Macon Resources, Inc.) are teaming up to bring craft beer back to downtown Decatur

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1968 - The Year in Film - Members+ Event

September 12th, 2018

A preview of the Arts Council's upcoming Fall 2018 film series.

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Arts in Central Park 2018

September 14th - 16th, 2018

One of Central Illinois' finest art shows.

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First Friday Gallery Walk - October 2018

October 5th, 2018

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

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Composing a Movie Score - Members+ Event

October 10th, 2018

Discover the process of writing and producing a film score.

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Xmas ARTicles Deadline - CALL FOR ARTISTS!

October 29th, 2018

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

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First Friday Gallery Walk - November 2018

November 2nd, 2018

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

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Xmas ARTicles 2018 Grand Opening

November 30th, 2018

Get the first peek and first pick of unique gifty items for the holiday season! Wall-to-wall original art and fine crafts at affordable prices!

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Trips & Tours

Bus trip to “Love Never Dies” - Thursday, Sept 27, 2018

September 27th, 2018

Bus trip to Fox Theatre for performance of "Love Never Dies" - Thursday, Sept 27, 2018, matinee performance

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Bus trip to “Aladdin” - Thursday, Nov 8, 2018

November 8th, 2018

Bus trip to Fox Theatre for performance of bus trip to "Aladdin" - Thursday, Nov 8, 2018, matinee performance

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Bus trip to “Les Miserables - Thursday, Dec 13, 2018

December 13th, 2018

Bus trip to Fox Theatre for performance of "Les Miserables - Thursday, Dec 13, 2018, matinee performance

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Bus trip to “Anastasia” - Sunday, Jan 6, 2019

January 6th, 2019

Bus trip to Fox Theatre for performance of "Anastasia" - Sunday, Jan 6, 2019, matinee performance

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Bus trip to “Fiddler on the Roof” - Thursday, Feb 7, 2019

February 7th, 2019

Bus trip to Fox Theatre for performance of "Fiddler on the Roof" - Thursday, Feb 7, 2019, matinee performance

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Bus trip to “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” - Thursday, Mar 14, 2019

March 14th, 2019

Bus trip to Fox Theatre for performance of "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical" - Thursday, Mar 14, 2019, matinee performance

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Bus trip to “Waitress” - Thursday, Apr 4, 2019

April 4th, 2019

Bus trip to Fox Theatre for performance of "Waitress" - Thursday, Apr 4, 2019, matinee performance

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Bus trip to “Come From Away” - Thursday, May 23, 2019

May 23rd, 2019

Bus trip to Fox Theatre for performance of "Come From Away" - Thursday, May 23, 2019, matinee performance

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