Greater Denton Arts Council

upcoming programs

50th Anniversary Member Organization Spotlight: Denton Benefit League
Thursday, March 15, 2018
6:30-7:30 PM
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center

Join us in celebrating our 50th Anniversary! This month Denton Benefit League will give a presentation about the work they do within the community through grant giving and volunteer contributions. For those looking to give back locally, this event will help you find out how!

Denton Art Forum
In partnership with Denton Gallery and Artists Enclave
Thursday, March 29, 2018
7:00-9:00 PM
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center

In partnership with Denton Gallery and Artists Enclave we invite artists, art groups, and galleries to come network, discuss upcoming projects, and hear from all three organizations about their initiatives to support the culture of art in Denton. Come make connections, start collaborations, and explore ways to grow the local art scene. 

Business of the Arts
April 12, 19, 26 and May 3, 2018
7:00-8:30 PM
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center

Take your career to the next level! In this four-part panel series, leaders in the arts and music from around DFW will share their experience and knowledge about what it takes to make it in the industry. Each week will focus on different topics including social media and public relations, management and representation, insurance and contracts, and venues. Panelists will share their expertise, discuss the challenges facing creatives today, and offer tips on how to improve and expand your business. After each panel, there will be time for questions from the audience.

Check back soon for a line-up of panelists.

MONTHLY programs

50th Anniversary Member Organization Spotlight
Every Third Thursday
6:00 - 9:00 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.

Drink and Draw
Every Third Thursday
6:00-9:00 PM
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center

Come join us in the studio for a life drawing study facilitated by local artist, Marko Head. In the first hour, we’ll warm-up with gesture drawing before we move our focus to longer poses in the last two hours. Each week the model will pick their favorite drawing and the winner will receive a prize. BYOB, must show your ID to drink.

Participants must bring their own supplies. All skill levels welcome.


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.