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Teacher Workday Camps are Filling Fast! Is your child registered?
Make sure to get your little one signed up TODAY while we still have availability.
October 29 (1 space remaining!!)
January 3, 4, 18, and 19 – Registration opening on November 5.
Make sure you reserve your child's spot!
The Arts are A Great Stress Reliever! Take Advantage of these Fun Classes for All Ages.
YOU Could Be Our Next Emerging Artist!
DAC will be awarding $20,000 in Emerging Artist grants this year thanks to generous support from the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, the Anika James Foundation, DAC Annual Arts Fund donors and partner support from Orange, and Person Counties.
Applications for the DAC's Emerging Artists Grant program are now open. Artists who live in Durham, Orange, Chatham, Granville and Person Counties are eligible to apply for these professional development project grants .
Details on the program and links to applications are on the DAC website.
Applications are due October 31, 2021.
The Durham Art Walk Holiday Market is a festive fine arts and crafts event that kicks off the holiday season in downtown Durham! Art lovers can shop local artists, take in some live music, dine at world-class restaurants, and more, all at easily strollable venues in the Durham city center. The Holiday Market is the perfect transition from the harvest to the holidays! Free and family friendly!
Durham Arts Council has proudly produced Art Walk since 2004. For 2021, the Art Walk Holiday Market festival features include indoor and outdoor exhibitors, live performances, delicious local food truck fare, and more! Stay tuned as event features are updated in the coming weeks!
Learn more HERE.
Sign Up for One of Our Exhibit Tours!
Join us for Pieces of Light, a photography exhibition curated from the diverse perspectives of forty-seven regional artists collaborating with the Six Feet Photography Project . Pieces of Light, held in conjunction with Click! Photography Festival, will be on view in the DAC Allenton and Semans Galleries. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Pieces of Light photographers used their cameras as a tool for connecting intimately with their daily lives, the natural world, and their immediate communities. This exhibition runs through November 27, 2021, and can also be viewed by appointment.
While you're at DAC, don't miss the Durham Art Guild's 67th Annual Juried Exhibition, opening the same evening in the SunTrust Gallery.
*Masks are required inside the DAC building.
The Durham Art Guild presents the 67th Annual Juried Exhibition at SunTrust Gallery inside the Durham Arts Council building. This is the Guild’s longest-running, largest, and most impressive annual exhibition featuring the work of 67 regional artists working in a variety of mediums and styles.
This exhibition will be on view in person through advanced appointments following safety guidelines October 7 – November 30, 2021.
3rd Friday Durham Public Reception – Nov 19th 6-8pm
Online Juror Lecture – Nov. 11th 7-8:30pm
The online version of this exhibition and the Peoples’ Choice Award online voting will go live soon and will be linked here.
Celebrate National Arts and Humanities Month Throughout October
Participate with Our DAC Partners and Friends
Have you been postponing an event since 2019?? Book at DAC today!
It's time to start planning your next event with Durham Arts Council! We are excited to help you plan a safe and exciting return to our facility!
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for rental information and availability.
Don't miss the latest blog post by our Piedmont Laureate, Kelly Starling Lyon.
Arts Opportunities + Artist Calls
The Pauli Murray Center for History and Social Justice and Pauli Murray Project (PMC/PMP) are looking for a creative, self-starter to provide assistance crafting online, self-guided, or teacher-led programming based on an archive about Durham’s history of activism developed over the last 10 years by undergraduate students. Learn more about this opportunity HERE.
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About the Durham Arts Council
The Durham Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and local arts agency dedicated to supporting the arts in Durham and the entire Triangle Region in North Carolina and has served the community since 1954. Each year DAC serves over 400,000 visitors and program participants, over 2,000 artists, and more than 300 arts and cultural organizations through classes, artist residencies, exhibits, festivals, grants programs, technical support, creative economy initiatives, arts advocacy, and information services.
Durham Arts Council, Inc. is a catalyst in the cultural development of Durham - it leads, inspires, and promotes excellence in and access to the creation, experience, and active support of the arts for all the people of our community. For more information call 919.560.ARTS(2787) or visit our website at www.durhamarts.org.
You Shop. They Give.
Want to help make a difference while you shop in the Amazon app, at no extra cost to you? Simply follow the instructions below to select "Durham Arts Council Inc" as your charity and activate AmazonSmile in the app. They'll donate a portion of your eligible mobile app purchases to us.
How it works:
1. Open the Amazon app on your phone
2. Select the main menu (=) & tap on "AmazonSmile" within Programs & Features
3. Select "Durham Arts Council Inc" as your charity
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to activate AmazonSmile in the mobile app
Stay up-to-date with the latest opening information and resources related to COVID-19.
The Arts are involved COVID-19 research. Read more HERE.