Creating a Vibrant Community Through the Arts
CenterFest is in 9 days! 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:
Duke Arts invites you to experience, create, and explore the arts with us. We champion expansive, inclusive, and impactful arts programs that build meaningful connections between campus, community, and global audiences. Our presenting initiative, Duke Arts Presents, showcases world-class creators and performers at Duke, in Durham, and beyond. Visit arts.duke.edu to learn more.
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.
Day of the Dead Exploratory Día de Los Muertos Acrylic Painting Workshop @ Duke Arts
This workshop will explore what Día de Los Muertos means to us! By the end of the workshop, you will create an acrylic painting. No painting experience is required. On September 8th from 6-8pm.
Library Fest Logo Contest
Pen2Page Shop Talks @ Durham County Library
The Pen to Paper Shop Talks is a series of conversations with NC poets about navigating life and business as an artist and professional. Each session features poets who have carved their own way in the arts and are pushing the possibilities of their craft. The conversation will be followed by a live audience Q&A. Hosted by Piedmont Laureate Dasan Ahanu and sponsored by the Durham County Library, Durham Library Foundation and Durham Arts Council.
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.