Because the ARTS are for everyone.
DAC Building Hours:
*Subject to Change due to Private Events
Monday – Saturday: 9am – 9pm
Sunday: 1pm – 6pm
As of November 1, 2022 – Masks are Welcome in the DAC Building but not required. We encourage you to wear a mask if you will be in close proximity (less than 6 feet) to other visitors, students, or employees.
2023 Centerfest artist application is open!
Do you love the arts? We do too. As the hub for arts and culture in Durham, our vision is to make art a daily presence in our community.
For over 60 years, we’ve been supporting local art and the artists who create it — as well as the people who enjoy it — through programs, services, classes, and exhibits.
DAC Serves the Arts Sector
How we do it: Supporting, showcasing and employing arts organizations and artists — around 2,000 artists and 300 arts and cultural organizations served each year.
What that means for you: artist and arts organization grants, exhibit space, performance/rehearsal/office space
DAC Serves the Public
How we do it: Providing year-round arts programs and arts experiences to over 400,000 people of all ages each year.
What that means for you: camps, classes, partnerships with public and private schools, exhibit and gallery shows, facility rental space, and community events like CenterFest, Third Friday, and ArtWalk
DAC Advocates for the Arts
DAC advocates daily for the important role that the arts play in building a vibrant, healthy, equitable and successful community, including local, regional, statewide and national arts initiatives.