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

Corks & Forks 2017

April 27th, 2017

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 2017

May 5th, 2017

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

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The Art of Floral Design - Members+ Event

May 17th, 2017

How does a floral designer make the whole more beautiful than the sum of its part?

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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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Trips & Tours

Bus trip to “The Lion King”– Sunday, April 30, 2017

April 30th, 2017

Bus trip to Fox Theatre for performance of "The Lion King"– Sunday, April 30, 2017, matinee performance

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

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