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.  

For the latest in arts information and arts council updates, subscribe to our monthly e-newsletter or find us on facebook.

Special Events

International Arts Experience 2016:  CUBA!

June 3rd, 2016

Experience CUBA! Original Cuban fine art, photographs of Cuba, street art from Cuban markets, and artifacts plus authentic music, dance and cuisine. Audience participation! A family-friendly event for all ages!

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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


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

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