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.  

For the latest in arts information and arts council updates, subscribe to our monthly e-newsletter or find us on facebook.

Special Events

#ILGiveCommunity - A Day of Giving

May 30th - 31st, 2017

A statewide 24-hour ONLINE fundraising event to empower you to donate to local nonprofits like DAAC.

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International Arts Experience 2017 - CHINA: Symbols & Motifs           (A Chinese Art Journey)

June 2nd, 2017

Experience elements of Chinese culture! Original Chinese fine arts, crafts and artifacts plus authentic music, dance, Marshall Arts, calligraphy and cuisine. Audience participation! A family-friendly event for all ages!
This event is sponsored by Tate and Lyle and is presented in collaboration with Dr. Ian Wang and the US-CHINA Cultural Arts Exchange Association.

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The Art of China - Members+ Event

June 7th, 2017

Hear the stories and history behind the art and artifacts.

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First Friday Gallery Walk - August 2017

August 11th, 2017

Visit the three downtown 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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Arts in Central Park 2017

September 15th - 17th, 2017

One of Central Illinois' finest art shows.

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