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 - July 2016

July 8th, 2016

Don't be misled by the second Friday date (July 8)! It'll still be a great Gallery Walk including the Anne Lloyd Gallery and Blue Connection at the Madden Arts Center along with Gallery 510. Interesting art and music, artists' talks, hors d'oeuvres and beverages!

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LOFT 125: Word Play!

July 15th, 2016

Think Hollywood Game Night, laughs, more word games and more laughs!

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Where Do the Words Come From? - Members+ Event

August 10th, 2016

Artists who paint pictures with words..

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First Friday Gallery Walk - August 2016

August 12th, 2016

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

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Arts in Central Park 2016

September 16th - 18th, 2016

One of Central Illinois' finest art shows.

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Brew Ha Ha 2016

September 24th, 2016

Our version of Oktoberfest on Saturday, September 24.

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Trips & Tours

Bus trip to “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” – Thursday, September 22, 2016

September 22nd, 2016

Bus trip to Fox Theatre for performance of "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder" on Thursday, September 22, 2016, matinee performance

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Bus trip to “Straight No Chaser” – Sunday, November 6, 2016

November 6th, 2016

Bus trip to Fox Theatre for performance of "Straight No Chaser" – Sunday, November 6, 2016, matinee performance

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Bus trip to “Fun Home” – Thursday, November 17, 2016

November 17th, 2016

Bus trip to Fox Theatre for performance of "Fun Home" – Thursday, November 17, 2016, matinee performance

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Bus trip to “Finding Neverland” – Thursday, December 15, 2016

December 15th, 2016

Bus trip to Fox Theatre for performance of "Finding Neverland" – Thursday, December 15, 2016, matinee performance

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Bus trip to “An American in Paris” - Thursday, January 26, 2017

January 26th, 2017

Bus trip to Fox Theatre for performance of "An American in Paris" - Thursday, January 26, 2017, matinee performance

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Bus trip to “Something Rotten” – Thursday, February 16, 2017

February 16th, 2017

Bus trip to Fox Theatre for performance of "Something Rotten" – Thursday, February 16, 2017, matinee performance

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Bus trip to “Something Rotten” – Saturday, February 18, 2017

February 18th, 2017

Bus trip to Fox Theatre for performance of "Something Rotten" – Saturday, February 18, 2017, matinee performance

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Bus trip to “Cabaret” – Thursday, March 16, 2017

March 16th, 2017

Bus trip to Fox Theatre for performance of "Cabaret" – Thursday, March 16, 2017, matinee performance

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Bus trip to “The Lion King”– Thursday, April 20, 2017

April 20th, 2017

Bus trip to Fox Theatre for performance of "The Lion King"– Thursday, April 20, 2017, matinee performance

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