Creating a Vibrant Community Through the Arts
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Sign Up for School Break Camps!
We love it when Summer Camp volunteers and campers return for School Break Camps! You can join us too as we explore “My Bull City” and learn about local visual and performing artists, history, and more.
Space is still available for School Break Camps in November and December.
Friday Night Makes October Roundup
October is nearly here – have you signed up for your next Friday Night Makes workshop?! Grab a friend and hit the DAC for a fun and creative night of artmaking. Check out our roundup of FNM workshops coming this October and register for your spot today!
October 6 – Ceramic Birdhouses with Becca Hulett
October 13 – Woven Coasters with Jillian Lea
October 20 – Creative Writing Process & Style with Erim Akpan
October 27 – Zines with Nora Boyle
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!
Anbrase-Embrace a Gaspard and Dancers Matinee
Anbrase-Embrace is a new dance work created by Artistic Director Gaspard Louis and Doug Varone, one of our most accomplished modern-day choreographers. As a society, we are experiencing a moment in time where we seem to be drifting apart as a nation rather than striving for a more perfect union. This ideological difference in the way we see one another has made us more tribal. Anbrase-Embrace explores the relationship between individuals and the joy of allowing ourselves the opportunity to appreciate our commonality as humans and embrace our cultural differences.
Student tickets are still available for this dynamic presentation. To attend free of charge and receive a reimbursement for school busing costs, contact CAPS director Al Strong at email@example.com
This presentation of Gaspard & Dancers is made possible by the Robert & Mercedes Eichholz Foundation, in partnership with The Durham Arts Council.
Now Playing in the PSI Theatre
Vault Theatre presents" The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe"
“The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
Based on the story by C.S. Lewis Dramatized by Le Clanche du Rand
C.S. Lewis’s classic story is brought to life in this innovative retelling of the heroic tale of love, courage, and the triumph of good over evil. Through this magical hour of storytelling, Lucy and Peter weave the tale of the struggle for the control of Narnia. In this inventive piece, two-actors bring to the stage the larger-than-life story with all the beloved characters of the Pevensie siblings, Aslan, Mr. Tumnus and the inhabitants of Narnia fighting against the reign of the White Witch. Join this adventure into the world of Narnia!
Tickets can be bought here:
The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe | Vault Theatre
The Durham Arts Council is Looking for Panelists!
Are you interested in serving as a grant review panelist for the Durham Arts Council?
Every year DAC assembles review panels to evaluate grant applications and recommend awards for its grant programs. If you would like to be considered to serve as a panelist, click here for more details and the interest form. All review tasks occur online so panelists do not attend meetings in person. Panelists are paid an honorarium for their time. Questions? Email Margaret DeMott at firstname.lastname@example.org
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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.