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:

July 19 | 50th Anniversary Member Organization Spotlight: Denton Community Market, 6-8 PM
July 19 | Drink and Draw, 6 - 9 PM
July 26
| “American Stains: a Presentation” Album Release, 6:45-8:30 PM
August 2
| Kitchen Sync: Poetry Open Mic, 6 - 8 PM
August 9
| Shadow Wall Play, 5:30-8:30 PM

 

Ongoing Programs:

50th Anniversary Member Organization Spotlight, Every Third Thursday, 6 - 9 PM

July 19: Denton Community Market
August 16:  Golden Triangle Woodturners
October 18: Denton Quilt Guild
November 15: Denton Community Chorus

Drink and Draw, Every Third Thursday, 6 - 8 PM

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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:

July 6 | Summer Party!, 5-8 PM
August 3
| An Evening with Jason Lee, 6:30 PM

 

 

ANNUAL EVENTS

community arts recognition  award

2018 CARA Awards
Friday, May 18, 2018 6:30 pm
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.
 


allstarkaraoke

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.