Greater Denton Arts Council

upcoming programs

50th Anniversary Member Organization Spotlight: Denton Community Band
Thursday, May 17, 2018
7:30-8:30 p.m.
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center

As part of our year-long 50th Anniversary celebration, the Greater Denton Arts Council is excited to present an evening with the Denton Community Band. The more than 40-person ensemble, playing over 10 different instruments, will perform a selection of music that appeals to all ages. For those interested in learning more about the various instruments, members from the DCB will give brief presentations about the anatomy and operation of their instrument of choice. 


Arts Startups to Successes
In partnership with UNT Student Artist Entrepreneurs 
Thursday, May 24, 2018
7:00-8:30 p.m.
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center

Come experience the journey of today’s artist entrepreneur in our “Arts Startups to Successes” showcase. This event marks the first collaboration between GDAC and the newly founded Student Artist Entrepreneurs (SAE) organization at the University of North Texas. We’ll kick off the evening with performances and introductions by emerging SAE artists and businesses followed by brief talks from established arts leaders in DFW about their entrepreneurial journey. Attendees will then have the opportunity to meet, mingle, and begin building a supportive network of like-minded people who share a love for the arts and drive towards entrepreneurship.  

Following the event, SAE will meet at Wine Squared to continue the conversations started at GDAC


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.