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

Call for Artists!  Holiday Gift Shoppe in Anne Lloyd Gallery

August 15th - October 1st, 2019

Artists! Sell original art and fine crafts in our holiday consignment shop!

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Arts in Central Park 2019

September 20th - 22nd, 2019

One of Central Illinois' finest art shows.

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Mid-Day MUSIC

October 2nd, 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 - October 2019

October 4th, 2019

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

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Dead in Decatur International Film Festival

November 1st - 2nd, 2019

Halloween will be over, but then it's time to celebrate the Day of the Dead.

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First Friday Gallery Walk - November 2019

November 1st, 2019

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

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Holiday Gift Shoppe 2019…Grand Opening

November 8th, 2019

Get the first peek and first pick of unique gifty items for the holiday season! Wall-to-wall original art and fine crafts at affordable prices!

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The Castle in the Corn Field - Members+ Event

November 13th, 2019

An art deco cathedral of commerce!

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Christmas Walk 2019

December 4th, 2019

A lively evening in downtown Decatur! Join us for a special night of shopping at the Holiday Gift Shoppe in the Anne Lloyd Gallery at the Madden Arts Center.

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Trips & Tours

Bus trip to “Dear Evan Hansen”  - Thursday, Oct 31, 2019

October 31st, 2019

Bus trip to Fox Theatre for performance of "Dear Evan Hansen" - Thursday, Oct 31, 2019, matinee performance

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Bus trip to “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical”  - Thursday, Jan. 16, 2019

January 16th, 2020

Bus trip to Fox Theatre for performance of "Summer: The Donna Summer Musical" - Thursday, Jan. 16, 2019, matinee performance

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Bus trip to “Wicked” - Thursday, Dec 5, 2019

January 16th, 2020

Bus trip to Fox Theatre for performance of "Wicked" - Thursday, Dec 5, 2019, matinee performance

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Bus trip to “Jersey Boys” - Sunday, Feb 2, 2020

February 2nd, 2020

Bus trip to Fox Theatre for performance of "Jersey Boys" - Sunday, Feb 2, 2020, matinee performance

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Bus trip to “Band’s Visit” - Thursday, Mar 5, 2020

March 5th, 2020

Bus trip to Fox Theatre for performance of "Band’s Visit" - Thursday, Mar 5, 2020, matinee performance

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Bus trip to “Cats” - Thursday, Apr 16, 2020

April 16th, 2020

Bus trip to Fox Theatre for performance of "Cats" - Thursday, Apr 16, 2020, matinee performance

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

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