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 2017

September 1st, 2017

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

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Face to Face - Members+ Event

September 6th, 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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Arts in Central Park 2017

September 15th - 17th, 2017

One of Central Illinois' finest art shows.

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The Decatur Craft Beer Festival - Fundraiser

September 30th, 2017

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

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First Friday Gallery Walk - October 2017

October 6th, 2017

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

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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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Trips & Tours

Bus trip to “The Bodyguard”– Thursday, October 12, 2017

October 12th, 2017

Bus trip to Fox Theatre for performance of "The Bodyguard"– Thursday, October 12, 2017, matinee performance

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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” - Saturday, March 3, 2018

March 3rd, 2018

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

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