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

LOFT 125: SmoothTimes

February 19th, 2016

A laid back lounge-style environment, SmoothTimes Band and a dance floor make up the perfect combo for a night of jazz, blues and R&B entertainment!

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First Friday Gallery Walk - March 2016

March 4th, 2016

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

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LOFT 125: Scherer & Co. Cabaret

March 18th, 2016

A casual evening of songs, keyboard and interactive surprises with pianist Michael Scherer and vocalists Zach Garrett and Kristin Shafer Moore

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First Friday Gallery Walk - April 2016

April 1st, 2016

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

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A Night of Poetry 2016

April 11th, 2016

DAAC and Bronze Man Books present this annual celebration of National Poetry Month.

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Corks & Forks 2016

April 28th, 2016

Join friends and neighbors for an evening of fine wine and notable cuisine at DAAC's premiere fundraising event.

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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 “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 “If/Then” – Thursday, March 24, 2016

March 24th, 2016

Bus trip to Fox Theatre for performance of "If/Then" – Thursday, March 24, 2016, matinee performance

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Bus trip to “Bridges of Madison County”– Thursday, April 14, 2016

April 14th, 2016

Bus trip to Fox Theatre for performance of "Bridges of Madison County"– 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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