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 2015

July 10th, 2015

Don't be misled by the second Friday date (July 10)! 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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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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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 27.

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