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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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 First State Bank. Upcoming events include:

Ongoing Programs:

Merging Visions Workshop Series, Every Second Thursday June-August, 6:00-8:00 PM
Kitchen Sync: Open Mic for Poets, Every Third Thursday, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Drink and Draw, Every First and Third Thursday, 6:00 - 9:00 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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2019 CARA AWARDS

Friday, May 31
7:00 PM Reception
7:30 Program
The 2019 Community Arts Recognition Awards this year celebrates the Art of Giving of two of Denton County’s talented and generous groups, The Denton Benefit League and Artists Enclave of Denton County. We are thrilled to have Fred Patterson with us as the Keynote Speaker for the evening.

RSVP by Friday, May 24 via the following methods:

Mail: 400 E. Hickory Street, Denton, TX 76201
Phone: 940-382-2787
Or by clicking the link below:


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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:


 

 

ANNUAL EVENTS

community arts recognition  award

Check back next spring for 2019 date
Cocktail Attire
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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4th 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.