Greater Denton Arts Council

upcoming programs


In Partnership with Armadillo Ale Works
Our next crafted will be November 14
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center

What are two things that are the same but different? Crafts! Join us every second Thursday as we indulge in two of Denton’s most favorite pastimes; arts and crafts and craft beer! Each month will feature different artists, techniques, and mediums, giving you a range of opportunities to learn new skills and connect with makers over a cold drink provided by Armadillo Ale Works. Drop-in, hang a while, and discover the pleasure of working with your hands.

After Party at Armadillo Ale Works until 10:00 p.m.

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Kitchen Sync: Open Mic for Poets
Every Third Thursday
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center

Whether you’re published or a pupil, poet or spoken-word practitioner, rhymer or free verser, this is your time to shine! Dust off that old notebook and collect your most recent musings. Kitchen Sync welcomes all voices to be heard. Performers will take turns reading their work aloud at the mic for an encouraging and open-minded audience. Shy or simply a supporter? You’re invited to lend a listening ear and lots of finger snaps!

Each month a prompt will be announced at the beginning of the meeting. Poets are invited to take it home, use the word in any configuration (adjective, noun, participle, present past, etc.) and return the next month to read their interpretation for the crowd. We’ll start off each meeting with the poems related to the theme. Don’t worry if you miss a month; we’ll post the prompt here for your reference.

The Greater Denton Arts Council is an inclusive organization that values diversity and equality in all forms. We strive to foster an environment that promotes empathy for and combats discrimination against the variety of human stories found within the vibrant Denton community.

Co-Hosts: Christine Irving and Kelly Weathers

Sign-up begins at 6:15 at the Welcome Desk

Event is open to all ages

To join the community visit:



November 21

Dance Class
6:30-8:30 PM
Emma Ruth Russell Dance Studio
Theme: Hip-Hop and Pop Dance

Professional Artist Studio Night Out
6:30-8:30 PM,
East Crafts Room
Theme: Still Life

An event for people working in the arts field, teachers, artists, graphic designers, art graduate students, and any other professional artists. Come meet other art professionals in the area in studio space setting.


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. Fill out this proposal form and submit it 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.