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 Live Music Series 

John Paul White
Campus Theatre at 214 W. Hickory
Thursday. February 1, 2018 | Doors 7:30 PM

Join us at Campus Theatre on February 1 for our first special event of the year as we host John Paul White (of The Civil Wars). Tickets NOW AVAILABLE!


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THURSDAY NIGHTS @ PAAC

Stay late at the Arts Center and enjoy programs, events, and exhibitions through 9 PM each Thursday night, thanks to support from the Dentonite and Fort Worth Weekly. Upcoming events include:

Jan 18 | 50th Anniversary Member Organization Spotlight, Every Third Thursday
Feb 1 | An Evening of Raised Awareness with Dr. Yamma Brown, 7:00 - 8:30 PM

SUBMIT AN EVENT! 
Does your organization have an event idea but no way or nowhere to execute it? 
Click the link below to learn more and get involved. 


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FIRST FRIDAYS AT THE ARTS CENTER

Enjoy First Fridays at the Arts Center as part of the monthly event across Downtown Denton. Each month brings a new experience thanks to support from the Dallas Observer and We Denton Do It. Upcoming events include:

Feb 2 | Opening Reception of Materials: Hard + Soft and Squares, 6 - 8 PM
Join us from 6 - 8 PM as we celebrate the opening of the 31st annual Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition. Juror Perry A. Price will announce the 2018 Award Winners at 7 PM. Also on view, will be the new exhibition, Squares, by artist Robert Jessup. Learn more about our exhibitions at the link below.

 

ANNUAL EVENTS

Lil 'd NYE: ARTS & ADVOCACY

Casino Night, Auction, and Live Music benefiting the Greater Denton Arts Council & United Way of Denton County
December 31, 2017 | 8 PM – 1 AM
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center in historic downtown Denton

On 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 more! 


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4th Annual ALL STAR KARAOKE

2018 SUMMER DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED
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 an evening of All Star Karaoke 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.

 


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. Join us in 2018 as we honor past recipients as part of GDAC's 50th Anniversary Celebration.