Creating a Vibrant Community Through the Arts
CenterFest 2023 was a HUGE success!
Thank you to everyone who came to support the Arts in Durham!
We had a record number of attendees at this year's CenterFest- thank you to all 34,827 of you who came to show support who came to show support, shop and enjoy! Thank you to our sponsors, volunteers, community partners, vendors, visual and performing artists who made the 48th Annual Festival a great experience!
Please continue to support CenterFest and the arts in Durham by donating below:
CenterFest 2023 Artist Merit Awards
Best in Show:
Sponsored By SciMed
Sponsored By Rivers
Sponsored By TROSA
Sponsored By WUNC
Best Durham Artist & Coca- Cola Citizens Choice
Sponsored By Duke Arts & Durham Coca-Cola
Wellness and the Arts Go Hand in Hand
Fall is a crazy time of year! Take some time to slow things down with a wellness class at the DAC. While all of our creative courses offer the opportunity to ease stress and calm the mind, a few of our classes bring a more intentional focus to the process:
Join Erica Alexander on Tuesdays, starting October 3rd for KORU Mindfulness, a unique, evidence-based program scientifically proven to effectively help manage stress, improve sleep, and bring more self-compassion. KORU Mindfulness (Ages 16+): Tuesdays, 4:30pm – 5:45pm, October 3 – October 24 (4 weeks). Learn more and register here!
- On Wednesdays this Fall, Samario King will lead an empowering 8-week Yoga class that will link the mind, body, and breath for physical and mental health. Yoga (Ages 16+): Wednesdays, 7pm – 8pm, October 25 – December 13 (8 weeks). Register today!
Maurisa Li-A-Ping will lead TWO low cost, one-time workshops as part of our Friday Night Makes series sure to inspire your inner work and connect more deeply with your own healing journey and sense of self. Friday Night Makes: Found Poetry – Reclaiming My Truth (Ages 14+) draws inspiration from collage, pulling words and phrases from other sources to create new meaning on Friday, November 17, 7pm – 9pm. And, Friday Night Makes: Glory My Body, Glory My Breath (Ages 14+) will focus on tuning in to noticing one’s own body for healing and connection on Friday, December 15, 7pm – 9pm. Learn more here!
Piedmont Laureate Dasan Ahanu's Upcoming Events
Check out Piedmont Laureate Dasan Ahanu's upcoming events and blog post:
Latest Blog Post
Give the Piedmont Laureate a follow with the links below!
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.