Support the Arts

Support the Arts

Your gift helps ensure that, through the arts, Decatur is a dynamic and creative community.

The arts are among the most important ties that bind us together as a community and your financial support is the key to keeping that connection strong.

Every donation to the Decatur Area Arts Council’s general fund allows us to offer a broad range programs to the children, families, and organizations in our community, including;

• Regular exhibits
• Arts education
• Grants and scholarships
• Special events
• Public Art
• Cultural trips
• Support for local arts organizations

Click here to make an online gift.

Make a Gift


There are a variety of ways you can support the arts in our area through the Decatur Area Arts Council.

You can…

• Become a member (make a gift) of our organization
• Utilize the matching gift option your employer might offer
• Encourage your company to sponsor a program
• Ask your foundation to support our efforts
• Remember us in your will
• Write your local, state, and federal representative to keep government support for the arts alive.
• Become a volunteer.


We are currently accepting gifts designated
for the Decatur Mural Project.

Support Future Murals


Donations are fully tax-deductible.

Questions? Please email our staff or call 217-423-3189.


Barn Colony Artists Meeting

January 1st - December 31st, 2018

First Friday Gallery Walk - April 2018

April 6th, 2018

A Night of Poetry 2018

April 12th, 2018

Corks & Forks 2018

April 19th, 2018

First Friday Gallery Walk - May 2018

May 4th, 2018


Senior Classes (adults age 55 and up)

Fauvist Landscapes – Matisse, Derain, Vlaminck – March 20   Fee: $5 Kass Copeland – Mixed…

CANCELLED - Repurposed Lamp Making

Cancelled due to low enrollment. Brian Minott will take you through the process and show…

Beginner Watercolor series – Art with the Masters (age 8 to adult)

Learn about famous watercolor artists and create artworks after their styles in this five week…

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Office and Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday - 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday Gallery Hours: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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