The Greater Denton Arts Council has served the North Texas community for over 45 years. Each year, over 550,000 visitors attend Arts Council sponsored theatrical performances, arts exhibitions, classes, tours, and festivals. Many of these events are presented at the Arts Council’s two flagship facilities – The Campus Theatre and the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center.
The Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
The Patterson-Appleton Arts Center is truly the arts engine of Denton. Built in 1929 and located between Denton’s Downtown Square and emerging innovation district, this historic building was originally the city’s steam power plant. Renovated in the 1980s, the Arts Center now offers two large galleries, art studio, dance rehearsal hall, and sculpture garden. The centerpiece of the venue is Festival Hall, a 5000 square foot event and exhibition space with soaring ceilings and original industrial hardware. Each year, the Council presents over 20 exhibitions and welcomes over 15,000 students. In addition, the Center serves as an event and meeting space for the Council’s 40 non-profit member organizations.
The Campus Theatre
The Campus Theatre, originally an Interstate Movie Theatre, was built in 1949. In 1990, the Campus Theatre was purchased by the Arts Council and re-opened as a central location for the performing arts groups in Denton. It is now home to the Denton Community Theatre, Music Theatre of Denton, and other performing arts organizations, which present over 100 performances annually. In 2010, the Campus Theatre was designated a Texas historical landmark.
The Campaign for the Arts
In 2015, the Arts Council launched a multi-year capital campaign to restore and renovate these iconic Denton landmarks. Now entering Phase 2 of the campaign, the Arts Council invites you to join us in these efforts.
PHASE 1 | 2015- COMPLETE
DON’T LET THE LIGHTS GO OUT ON THE ARTS IN DENTON
State of the Art Lighting System | Campus Theatre
Updated Fire & Security System | Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
PHASE 2 | LAUNCHED 2016
BRINGING THE PAST INTO THE FUTURE
Exterior & Interior Restoration | Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
State of the Art Projection & Audio Systems | Campus Theatre + Arts Center
BE OUR GUEST
A Roof Over Our Heads | Campus Theatre
Caterer’s Kitchen and Bistro | Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
Exterior Event Lighting | Campus Theatre + Sculpture Garden
Support the Arts
We need your immediate support for the Arts in Denton by pledging a gift for capital improvements to the Campus Theatre and the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center. Please make your tax-deductible gift to the Greater Denton Arts Council today to:
CAPITAL CAMPAIGN FOR THE ARTS
Greater Denton Arts Council
400 East Hickory
Denton, TX 76201
To learn more about the benefits of donating to the campaign and naming opportunities, please contact
firstname.lastname@example.org or call (940) 382-2787.
The Greater Denton Arts Council is recognized as a 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
The Capital Campaign is being led by the Campaign Committee, consisting of members from the Arts Council Board of Directors, Denton Community Theatre, Music Theatre of Denton, and other community members.