Greater Denton Arts Council

upcoming programs

Feb 1 | An Evening of Raised Awareness with Dr. Yamma Brown, 7:00 - 8:30 PM

Join Denton County Friends of the Family in observance of Black History Month as we explore the history of domestic violence within the African American community and hear from Dr. Yamma Brown, author of the book, Cold Sweat: My Father James Brown and Me.

VIP Reception & Private Book Signing | 6:00 - 7:00PM
Program & Book Signing | 7:00 - 8:30 PM

MONTHLY programs

50th Anniversary Member Organization Spotlight, Every Third Thursday, 6 - 9 PM
In celebration of the Greater Denton Arts Council’s 50th Anniversary, most third Thursdays will be dedicated to showcasing different member organizations who are working in and with the community. Bring your friends and enjoy performances, talks, and demonstrations from some of the people who create, inspire, and expand the arts of Denton.

Dr. Sketchy's Denton, Every Third Thursday, 6 - 9 PM, $5 to draw
Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art school is the world's premier alt. drawing movement. Artists draw glamorous underground performers in a friendly BYOB environment (21 and up). Founded in 2005 at a dive bar in Brooklyn, Dr. Sketchy's has now spread to over 100 cities around the world. Join the Arts Council and artist Joe Duncan on the third Thursday of each month for a different theme and live model - only $5 to draw, so come in, sit down, and BYOB


Does your organization have an event idea but no way or nowhere to execute it? The Greater Denton Arts Council wants to make your dream a reality. Every Thursday the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center stays open late to support community programs and draw people together through the arts by providing space and publicity and collaborating on educational visions as needed. Thursday evenings at PAAC create connections between artists, activists, and art enthusiasts to bond the community, highlight efforts, and call attention to available resources.

GDAC does not charge for use of the facility on these evenings, however, every event must be free and open to the public. Submit a proposal to to be considered for a evening program. In your proposal, please include all pertinent details. The earlier you propose your idea, the more likely you’ll be to secure your desired date.