Greater Denton Arts Council

upcoming programs

Pop-Up Exhibit
In partnership with Brick Haus Collective
Thursday, June 14, 2018
5:00-9:00 p.m.
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center

Catch it while you can! For this weekend only, Dallas-based artist Danielle Georgiou will take over our Craft Studio with her never-before-seen environmental video sculpture, Delta. Combining multimedia components with extensive fabric work, Georgiou creates an entrancing experience that captivates body and brain with its mesmerizing use of moving image and corporal interaction.

Danielle Georgiou is a dancer, choreographer, and video artist based in Dallas, TX. Her stage and video work deals with puzzles found in femininity—vulnerability, deformity, and beauty. Her work has shown nationally and internationally.


50th Anniversary Member Organization Spotlight: Denton Community Market
Thursday, July 19, 2018
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center

As part of GDAC’s ongoing 50th Anniversary celebration, the Denton Community Market, local artists, Market members, and creatives bring you a Kid’s Art Party! Denton Community Market and their community of vendors will provide a variety of arts and craft stations, environmental and farm education activities, and more. Learn about the Market, local artists, farmers and enjoy a variety of activities and family fun. More details on activities coming soon.


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.