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 - August 2015

August 14th, 2015

Second Friday (August 14) this month, due to Decatur Celebration!! Visit the three downtown art galleries. Enjoy artists' talks, tasty hors d'oeuvres, beverages, and music entertainment.

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Set, Costumes & Props - Members-Only Event

August 19th, 2015

Making creative ideas a reality on stage.

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First Friday Gallery Walk - September 2015

September 4th, 2015

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 2015

September 18th - 20th, 2015

One of Central Illinois' finest art shows.

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Brew Ha Ha 2015

September 26th, 2015

Our version of Oktoberfest on Saturday, September 26.

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Trips & Tours

Bus trip to “Matilda the Musical” – Thursday, October 22, 2015

October 22nd, 2015

Bus trip to Fox Theatre for performance of "Matilda the Musical" on Thursday, October 22, 2015, matinee performance

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Bus trip to “White Christmas” – Thursday, November 19, 2015

November 19th, 2015

Bus trip to Fox Theatre for performance of "White Christmas" – Thursday, November 19, 2015, matinee performance

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Bus trip to “Cirque Dreams Holidaze” – Saturday, December 5, 2015

December 5th, 2015

Bus trip to Fox Theatre for performance of "Cirque Dreams Holidaze" – Saturday, December 5, 2015, matinee performance

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Bus trip to “Wicked” – Thursday, December 10, 2015

December 10th, 2015

Bus trip to Fox Theatre for performance of "Wicked" – Thursday, December 10, 2015, matinee performance

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Bus trip to “Newsies” - Thursday, January 28, 2016

January 28th, 2016

Bus trip to Fox Theatre for performance of "Newsies" - Thursday, January 28, 2016, matinee performance

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Bus trip to “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” – Thursday, March 3, 2016

March 3rd, 2016

Bus trip to Fox Theatre for performance of "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical" – Thursday, March 3, 2016, matinee performance

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Bus trip to “Beauty and the Beast” – Sunday, March 13, 2016

March 13th, 2016

Bus trip to Fox Theatre for performance of "Beauty and the Beast" – Sunday, March 13, 2016, matinee performance

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Bus trip to “Bridges of Madison County”– Thursday, March 24, 2016

March 24th, 2016

Bus trip to Fox Theatre for performance of "Bridges of Madison County"– Thursday, March 24, 2016, matinee performance

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Bus trip to “If/Then” – Thursday, April 14, 2016

April 14th, 2016

Bus trip to Fox Theatre for performance of "If/Then" – Thursday, April 14, 2016, matinee performance

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Bus trip to “Sound of Music” – Thursday, May 5, 2016

May 5th, 2016

Bus trip to Fox Theatre for performance of "Sound of Music" – Thursday, May 5, 2016, matinee performance

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