News and Events

Welcome to our new Website

Hello and welcome to the NEW Denali Arts Council Website.  We’ve been working hard to create a more user friendly format that will keep you in the know and encourage community involvement here at the Sheldon Community Arts Hangar.

Summer is in fully swing and we’ve been busy as bees gearing up for our Youth Theater Production of School House Rock, as well as the upcoming Iditaprov Improv show, Art Shows, and Concerts.  On Fridays we co-sponcer Live At Five in the Park and every Saturday through Monday we host the Artisans Open Air Market as well as the Sheldon Story.  There is lots happening at the DAC this year!

If you have ideas or suggestions of things you would like to see happen at the Hangar, please let us know.  Also, if you would like to get involved in our productions and programs, check out our volunteer opportunities.  The Denali Arts Council is volunteer based and is YOUR Arts Council, so it is only as creative as the energy that is put into it.  Want to see more ART in Talkeetna?  Get involved in the DAC today.


Fri, Sat, & Sunday August 15th-17th & 22nd -24th   7:30pm (doors open at 7)
$10 DAC member / $12 General / $8 kids 12 and under

Alaska’s Hilariously fast-paced competitive improv comedy Iditaprov is an all-improv, suggestion-based comedy show that’s fun for all ages. Two teams of Alaska’s finest “actletes” compete on stage for your laughs in this “race to the finish-no holds bard comedy marathon”. Everything we do is improvised. We don’t have scripts or pre-planned scenes. That’s why an Iditaprov match wouldn’t be possible without your suggestions. You yell out the suggestions, you award the points, as two “Lead Dogs” and their teams compete for points and laughs while creating spontaneous scenes, songs and games, until you declare the winner.
 Iditaprov is light-hearted insanity that appeals to people from every walk of life. We provide clean, positive entertainment that is guaranteed to please even the toughest crowd. 
Bring your kids! Bring your grandma! Bring your kids’ grandma! Hey, bring the whole Gang! We offer discounts for groups of 20 or more.

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End of Summer Music Extravaganza! – Denali Cooks

The Denali Arts Council plans to end this summer in lyrical style with 3 weekend concerts.

Week One: Friday August 29th – The Denali Cooks

The Denali Cooks will play their last Talkeetna show of the season. Alaska’s favorite band…Woody, Larry, Jimmy, and Andy combine original music, fresh lyrics, amazing musicianship and magical harmonies. Every Cooks show is worthy of a road trip to go and listen and dance!

Show starts at 9pm

Tickets $10 DAC member / $12 General admission


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Saturday September 6: The Super Saturated Sugar Strings

Saturday September 13: Benefit concert – Info TBA



End of Summer Music Extravaganza! – Super Saturated Sugar Strings

The Denali Arts Council plans to end this summer in lyrical style with 3 weekend concerts.

Super Saturated Sugar StringsWeek 2 - Saturday September 6:

The Super Saturated Sugar Strings

Based out of Anchorage, Alaska, the Sugar Strings are a high-energy, harmonious blend of piano, violin, cello, guitar, and odd percussion, creating the sound of a sweet and funky foot-stomping symphony.

“They have a sound that is a delightful combination of rock n’ roll and Eastern European folk. They are made for hip swaying and moonshine swigging.” — Daniella Cortez, Anchorage Press 2012

Tickets $10 DAC member / $12 General admission

Super Saturated Sugar Strings “Haunted” (Official Video) from the Dean Brothers on Vimeo.