Creating a Vibrant Community Through the Arts
CenterFest is Coming! September 16th & 17th in Downtown Durham!
Check out NEW CenterFest artists!
CenterFest is BACK and on September 16th and 17th! Get ready to enjoy live music, local art, delicious food, and so much more. We’ll have over 110 artists, live performances all day, and don’t forget to stop by the Kidzone or grab a snack at one of our many food trucks! We can’t wait to see you there!
Thank You, CenterFest Sponsors!
The "Big- Bull" Presenting Sponsor:
At Rivers Agency we believe business-changing ideas are born when creativity, empathy and culture converge. That's why supporting CenterFest Arts Festival is always a natural fit for us. We have championed the arts and artists for 30 years, and our diverse client roster will always include institutions like the Durham Arts Council that drive positive cultural transformation. Find out more at Riversagency.com
Since 1994, TROSA has helped thousands of individuals with substance use disorders rebuild their lives, reconnect with their families, and reclaim their futures. TROSA is an innovative, multi-year residential program that empowers people with substance use disorders to be productive, recovering individuals by providing cost-free comprehensive treatment, experiential vocational training, education, and continuing care. TROSA’s award-winning social enterprises–TROSA Moving and Storage, TROSA Lawn Care, TROSA Tree Lots, and TROSA Thrift Store–all play important therapeutic roles in our program while serving the Durham community and beyond. Learn more about TROSA by visiting Trosainc.org.
The CenterFest Arts Festival has been a staple of the Triangle for nearly 50 years. Promoting local visual, as well as performing artists, the festival serves as a reminder of the impact art has on modern-day society. With the help of valuable volunteers, CenterFest has the potential to have an even greater influence.
If your organization is looking for an event to volunteer at, look no further. This experience is not only critical for supporting local artists and non-profits, but it will also be fun as well! To sign up please use the link provided below.
Library Fest Logo Contest
The application for the 2024 Piedmont Laureate in Creative Nonfiction is now open! The Piedmont Laureate in Creative Nonfiction serves for the calendar year 2024 and conducts programs in Durham, Orange and Wake Counties. The application closes October 3, 2023.
Piedmont Laureate Dasan Ahanu's Upcoming Events
Please note the following update to the DAC Mask Policy:
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.
Students and instructors in the DAC Clay Studio are strongly encouraged to wear a mask due to clay materials and clay dust.
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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.