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

Xmas ARTicles 2018 Grand Opening

November 30th, 2018

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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Holiday Art-Making Family Event

December 1st, 2018

The ARts Council and Children's Museum of Illinois team up for Christmas!

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Christmas Walk 2018

December 5th, 2018

A lively evening in downtown Decatur! Join us for a special night of shopping at the Xmas ARTicles holiday shop in the Anne Lloyd Gallery at the Madden Arts Center.

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Mid-Day MUSIC

January 23rd, 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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Mid-Day MUSIC

March 20th, 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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Trips & Tours

Bus trip to “Les Miserables - Thursday, Dec 13, 2018

December 13th, 2018

Bus trip to Fox Theatre for performance of "Les Miserables - Thursday, Dec 13, 2018, matinee performance

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CANCELLED - Bus trip to “Anastasia” - Sunday, Jan 6, 2019

January 6th, 2019

Bus trip to Fox Theatre for performance of "Anastasia" - Sunday, Jan 6, 2019, matinee performance

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Bus trip to “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” - Thursday, Mar 14, 2019

March 14th, 2019

Bus trip to Fox Theatre for performance of "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical" - Thursday, Mar 14, 2019, matinee performance

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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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