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

Mid-Day MUSIC

April 3rd, 2019

A series of FREE mid-day musical concerts by Millikin University faculty. A taste of the Faculty Recital Series with or without your brown bag lunch!

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First Friday Gallery Walk - April 2019

April 5th, 2019

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

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A Night of Poetry 2019

April 11th, 2019

DAAC, Bronze Man Books and Blue Satellite Press present this annual celebration of National Poetry Month.

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Corks & Forks 2019

April 25th, 2019

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

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First Friday Gallery Walk - May 2019

May 3rd, 2019

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

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International Arts Experience 2019:  EASTERN EUROPE Opening Cultural Event

June 7th, 2019

Experience the web of cultures in Eastern Europe! Original fine arts, folk arts, artifacts and performing arts from multiple E. European countries plus authentic cuisine. Audience participation! A family-friendly event for all ages!

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First Friday Gallery Walk - August 2019

August 9th, 2019

Visit downtown Decatur art galleries! Enjoy artists' talks, tasty hors d'oeuvres, beverages, and music entertainment.
Note that this Gallery Walk is held on the second Friday of August due to Decatur Celebration.

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2019 Decatur Craft Beer Festival - Fundraiser

August 24th, 2019

DAAC will once again bring craft beer back to downtown Decatur!

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First Friday Gallery Walk - September 2019

September 6th, 2019

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

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Arts in Central Park 2019

September 20th - 22nd, 2019

One of Central Illinois' finest art shows.

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Trips & Tours

Bus trip to “Waitress” - Thursday, Apr 4, 2019

April 4th, 2019

Bus trip to Fox Theatre for performance of "Waitress" - Thursday, Apr 4, 2019, matinee performance

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Bus trip to “Come From Away” - Thursday, May 23, 2019

May 23rd, 2019

Bus trip to Fox Theatre for performance of "Come From Away" - Thursday, May 23, 2019, matinee performance

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