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 - May 2018

May 4th, 2018

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

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International Arts Experience 2018:  AFRICA Opening Cultural Event

June 1st, 2018

Experience elements of African culture! Original African fine arts, crafts and artifacts plus authentic performing arts and cuisine. Audience participation! A family-friendly event for all ages!

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First Friday Gallery Walk - June 2018

June 1st, 2018

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

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First Friday Gallery Walk - July 2018

July 6th, 2018

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

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First Friday Gallery Walk - August 2018

August 10th, 2018

Visit downtown Decatur art galleries! Enjoy artists' talks, tasty hors d'oeuvres, beverages, and music entertainment.
Note that this Gallery Walk is held on the second Friday of August due to Decatur Celebration.

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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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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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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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