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 - March 2020

March 6th, 2020

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

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Mid-Day MUSIC

March 25th, 2020

A series of FREE mid-day musical concerts by Millikin University faculty. A taste of the Faculty Recital Series with or without your brown bag lunch!

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First Friday Gallery Walk - April 2020

April 3rd, 2020

Visit the downtown Decatur art galleries! Enjoy artists' talks, hors d' oeuvers and beverages.

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Corks & Forks 2020

April 30th, 2020

Join friends and neighbors for an evening of fine wine and notable cuisine at DAAC's premiere fundraising event.

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First Friday Gallery Walk - May 2020

May 1st, 2020

Visit the downtown Decatur art galleries! Enjoy artists' talks, hors d' oeuvers, and beverages.

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Turning Your Lens to the Skies - Members+ Event

May 13th, 2020

Free and Open to the public.

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2020 Decatur Craft Beer Festival - Fundraiser

August 28th - 29th, 2020

DAAC will once again bring craft beer back to downtown Decatur!

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Arts in Central Park 2020

September 18th - 20th, 2020

One of Central Illinois' finest art shows.

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Trips & Tours

Bus trip to “The Band’s Visit” - Thursday, Mar 5, 2020

March 5th, 2020

Bus trip to Fox Theatre for performance of "Band’s Visit" - Thursday, Mar 5, 2020, matinee performance

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Bus trip to “Cats” - Thursday, Apr 16, 2020

April 16th, 2020

Bus trip to Fox Theatre for performance of "Cats" - Thursday, Apr 16, 2020, matinee performance

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Bus trip to “Hamilton” - Thursday, June 4, 2020

June 4th, 2020

Bus trip to Fox Theatre for performance of "Hamilton" - Thursday, June 4, 2020, matinee performance

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