Greater Denton Arts Council

special events

Join us for exciting special events throughout the year including First Fridays at the Arts Center, Arts All Night, and the annual CARA Awards. 

FIRST FRIDAYS AT THE ARTS CENTER
This year, enjoy First Fridays at the Arts Center as part of the monthly event across Downtown Denton. Each month brings a new experience. Upcoming events include:

November 4 |  Heroes in the Making: The Art of Comic Production
Celebrate First Fridays and the exhibition Heroes in the Making: The Art of Comic Production. Enjoy complimentary admission to the exhibition and play comics-inspired games in the galleries. Enter to win our Super Hero Costume Contest with guest judge Jessie Frye. Stay late for a screening of Superman (1978) starring Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, and Gene Hackman. Popcorn and sodas will be available for purchase. 6 - 10 PM, FREE.

6:00 PM Cartoonaoke & Games in the Gallery
7:00 PM Super Hero Costume Contest with guest judge Jessie Frye (all ages welcome) 
7:30 PM Screening of Superman (1978) 

December 2 | Denton Holiday Lighting Festival
Join us on the Denton square as we create holiday arts and crafts from 5:30 - 9:30 PM. 


HEROES IN THE MAKING: THE ART OF COMIC PRODUCTION |  PROGRAMS + EVENTS
Join us for special events and programs celebrating the exhibition. Upcoming events include:

Creative Space: Comic Strip Creation Thursday, November 3, 6 - 8 PM | PAAC
First Fridays at the Arts Center ft. Cartoonaoke and more Friday, November 4, 6 - 8 PM | PAAC
Brooklyn Superhero Pub Crawl Saturday, November 5, 2 - 6 PM | Downtown Denton
Super Family Day: Be a Hero for the Arts Saturday, November 12, 11 AM - 1 PM | PAAC
Comics and Crafts: Behind the Panels Saturday, November 12, 2 - 4 PM | Oak Street Drafthouse


Lil 'd NYE: ARTS & ADVOCACY
Casino Night, Auction, and Live Music benefiting the Greater Denton Arts Council & United Way of Denton County
Saturday, December 31, 8 PM – 1 AM
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center in historic downtown Denton

This New Year’s Eve, be transported to the glamour of vintage Las Vegas without leaving your hometown. Mix and mingle while enjoying cocktails and delicious hors d'oeuvres by Barley and Board. Try your luck at the casino tables in the galleries or be a high roller in high limit lounge. Dance the night away to the big band sounds of David Pierce and his Holiday Orchestra and DJ Woodtronic. Toast the new year with fabulous prizes and much more! 

 

ANNUAL SPECIAL EVENTS

ARTS ALL NIGHT
Celebrate the arts ALL NIGHT with the Greater Denton Arts Council! Dance the night away with Brave Combo and Jessie Frye and enjoy performances in the galleries, artist demos, family art activities, flashlight tours, films, storytelling, karaoke, food trucks, and much more! 

Please check back for more information on our 2017 Arts All Night event next spring.


ALL STAR KARAOKE
Support the arts and hear your favorite Denton stars sing karaoke! Join us as Eric Pulido hosts an evening of All Star Karaoke at Dan's Silverleaf. After 10:00 PM, make a donation and take the stage with karaoke provided by DJ Mark Ridlen. All proceeds benefit the Greater Denton Arts Council and the arts of Denton.

 

Check back for summer 2017 dates and information.


CARA AWARDS
Since 1974, the annual Community Arts Recognition Award (CARA) honors those who have significantly enhanced the cultural life and status of Denton through outstanding achievement in the field of fine arts or for service to the arts in the community.

Please check back for the announcement of our 2017 CARA award winners next spring.