News and Events

African Guitar Summit

Sunday March 8th at 7:30pm
Sheldon Community Arts Hangar
Tickets: $22 DAC member / $25 general / $60 family rate*
(Family tickets must be purchased in advance through the office. Family constitutes of 2 adults, and children in the household ages 16 and under).

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Indulge in the sounds of Africa with Juno Award winners (for World Music Album of the Year) African Guitar Summit.
This star-studded collective unites the talents of 6 musicians, each an expert in their individual style, together creating musical magic.
African Guitar Summit features: From Guinea, the smooth fire of Alpha YaYa Diallo and the heartbeat of drummer Kofi Ackah; from Kenya, the fiesta guitar of Professor Adam Solomon; from Brundi/Rwanda, the bluesy Mighty Popo; and from Madagascar the quicksilver guitars and harmonies of Donne Roberts and Madagascar Slim.
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Iditaprov presents: Parks Highway Throwndown II – Return of the Yeti

IditaprovFriday March 6th 7:30 family friendly show / 10pm Adults Only!
Tickets: $10 DAC member / $12 general Adults / or both shows for $20!! (same patron)

A long time ago in a galaxy not far away, two teams of AK’s finest took to the stage in an improv battle of epic proportions.

Urban Yeti vs. IditaprovNow the rebel alliance of Yeti return to the village of Talkeetna to once again take on Talkeetna’s own in an even bigger, badder, throwdownier improv showdown than ever before, on this one night only fundraising event. At 7:30 we bring our usual family friendly light hearted insanity. At 10 its adults only.



This show is sponsored in part by the Talkeetna Roadhouse


Iditaprov Presents: Iditaprov Unleashed

Monday March 9th @ 7:30pm (doors open at 7)
Tickets: $10 DAC  member / $12 general

DSC_0033A Fast, Funny and Furious Fundraiser for the Alaska State Improv Festival.

As the mushers of the Iditarod are gearing up for The Last Great Race the lead dogs of Iditaprov are prepping their teams for the next great improv extravaganza. But unlike the Iditarod, Iditaprov invites you to be part of the action. You yell out the suggestions, you award the points, and maybe even join in the action yourself as two “Lead Dogs” and their teams DSC_0053compete for points and laughs while creating spontaneous scenes, songs and games, until you declare the winner in this race to the finish marathon of mirth and mayhem.

Iditaprov is light-hearted insanity that is guaranteed to please even the toughest crowd.

Bring your kids! Bring your grandma! Bring your kids’ grandma! Hey, bring the whole gang! Iditaprov Unleashed This show is off the chain!


Making the most of YOUR Arts Council

Have you ever wondered how events come to be at the Denali Arts Council?  Do you ever find yourself thinking, “You know, it would be really cool to see ________________ happening here in Talkeetna.” or “I wish they would do more of  _________________ at the hangar.”  Well, the truth of the matter is that YOU, as a creative member of the community, have the power to help make those decisions.


You could set the stage!

A community Arts council sets a stage, but is only a reflection of creativity and imagination.   In order for the DAC to express the artistic sentiment of Talkeetna, locals must be willing to share their talents and ideas. What gets showcased is what people like you choose to put into it through artistic partnerships and volunteering.

The Denali Arts Council is an umbrella organization with with a variety of artistic programs under its rim.  While most of our programs have ongoing activities, several have become stagnate due to lack of involvement or leadership.  Here is where YOU come in!

your art could be hereCurrently there are openings for Directors in three of our programs: Talkeetna Artists Guild (fine arts), Susitna Muse (writers group), and Local Motion…for the Love of Dance. As the director of a program, you have a lot of freedom to design events, workshops, and shows.  You can express yourself creativity and set the vision of the program. You can be the director or you could get involved to just produce one show or workshop.

So if you find yourself thinking “Man, I really wish they would show more ____________________”, consider putting your artistic passion to the test and get involved today!