Greater Denton Arts Council

special events

Join us for exciting special events throughout the year including First Fridays at the Arts Center, Thursday Nights @ PAAC, and the annual CARA Awards. 

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GDAC and KERA are proud to present the Denton branch of KERA’s popular program “State of the Arts”. Come hear about the arts in Denton from artists to people invested in the arts in their quarterly series of lectures and discussions. Hosted by Arts&Seeks’ Jerome Weeks.

Marking Time With Annette Lawrence: State of the Arts Denton
November 15, 6 PM - 8 PM
Festival Hall

Join Art&Seek's Jerome Weeks in conversation with Annette Lawrence, artist and UNT Professor. She'll reflect on her current show, "More Time," on view at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, and her career "examining what counts, how it is counted and who is counting."

This event is a partnership between Greater Denton Arts Council and KERA's Art&Seek.

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Stay late at the Arts Center and enjoy programs, events, and exhibitions through 9 PM each Thursday night, thanks to support from First State Bank. Upcoming events include:

Ongoing Programs:

November 14, Pumpkin Craft, 6:30-8:30 PM


Kitchen Sync: Open Mic for Poets, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Free Beginner Dance Class, 6:30-8:30pm
Free Professional Artist Studio Night Out, 6:30-8:30pm

Does your organization have an event idea but no way or nowhere to execute it? 
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Every Thursday
11 AM
Emma Ruth Dance Studio
$10 for a drop-in or $50.00 pre-paid for 10 classes

Restorative/Yin Yoga :Thursdays at 11:00am with instructor Rachel Merriman. Bring your mat and join in. Drop in cost is $10.00 and a prepaid punch card can be purchased for $50.00 good for 10 visits.



community arts recognition  award

Check back next spring for 2020 date
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Patterson-Appleton Arts Center

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. Join us in 2018 as we honor past recipients as part of GDAC's 50th Anniversary Celebration. Program by Donna Trammell, music by the Brad Leali Trio, and food by Jimmy Meredith.

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Annual KARAOKE Night

Check back soon for upcoming dates
Tickets $10 at the door | $5 pay per karaoke tune after 10PM
Dan’s Silver Leaf in Denton, Texas

Support the arts and hear your favorite Denton stars sing karaoke! Join us for Karaoke Thunderdome, an '80's Karaoke night featuring performers from some of your favorite watering holes in Denton at the legendary Dan's Silver Leaf. 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.