Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Decatur Area Arts Council

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Decatur Area Arts Council

Celebrate with us!


Mark your calendar to attend the Members+ Event: 50 Years of the Arts Council on July 12, presented by DAAC Executive Director Jerry Johnson. 



2018 is a major milestone for the Decatur Area Arts Council, marking the 50th year of the remarkable journey that DAAC has made with the Decatur community.

Watch videos and read blogs about the many amazing people and programs.that shaped the Decatur Area Arts Council on our "Stories of the Past 50 Years."


Make a Gift Honoring 50 Years!

DAAC's "Half-Century Hullabaloo!"

Saturday, July 28 - 7-10 pm

A fun evening of celebration with entertainment, activites, food, and drink (including cake)!

Sharing Memories and Aspirations with the Community

February - July

Everyone is invited to share your favorite Arts Council memories honoring the past and celebrating the present, as well as tell us your ideas looking to the future of DAAC and the arts in our community.

  • Send an email.
  • Mail us a note.
  • Give us a call - 217-423-3189.
  • Stop by and visit us.



Barn Colony Artists Meeting

January 1st - December 31st, 2018

First Friday Gallery Walk - September 2018

September 7th, 2018

2018 Decatur Craft Beer Festival - Fundraiser

September 8th, 2018

1968 - The Year in Film - Members+ Event

September 12th, 2018

Arts in Central Park 2018

September 14th - 16th, 2018


PASS - Fractured Fairy Tales

Done in the tradition of Chicago-improv, the all-female cast brings a brand new take on…

PASS - Toying with Science

This fast-paced, dynamic program combines circus skills, mime, original music, and audience involvement in the…

PASS - Your Alien

One day, you’ll be looking out your window when something wonderful comes your way… and…

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Saturday Gallery Hours: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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