News and Events

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

It’s that time of year again….

Join us October 27th for the third annual DAC Rocky Horror Picture Show!

Dress up and show off your best character impersonation if you dare…

Heckle to your hearts content.

Buy an interactive prop bag and participate while watching

the cult classic favorite,




Standup Comedy Workshop



Join this 90 minute workshop and get a crash course in the basics of standup comedy, including the opportunity to perform your material on a real stage!

Hosted by Kass Smiley. Kass has been performing on stages across America for over a decade. Acclaimed musician, songwriter, and standup comedian, her debut musical comedy album: ” Hooker on Spenard Kass Smiley Live at the World Famous Chilkoot Charlies” is available now on iTunes and Amazon.

Friday, November 10th from 5:30-7pm

$20 per person, includes admission to the AK Comics show at 8pm

Ages 18+

Standup Comedy workshop



Evan Phillips ‘Lonely Mountain’ Album Release Show

‘Lonely Mountain’ A new live-recorded album spanning the 20-year career of Alaskan songwriter and producer Evan Phillips

To be released at The Sheldon Community Arts Hangar, November 18th          Doors 7pm/ Show 7:30 pm.



6th Annual Quilt Show

Dear Quilters,

We missed your beautiful designs being diplayed in the hanger last winter, Please grace us with their presence again!

We are happily accepting submissions for quilts and wall hangings of all types to be displayed inside the hanger from mid-December till the end of January.                              

For more information click on the links or contact the DAC office. 









2017 Quilt Show Registration Form

2017 Quilt Show Information


Calling All Filmmakers!

Denali Arts Council and Hangar Door Cinema are now accepting submissions for the Talkeetna 2017 Outdoor Film Festival!

We live in a beautiful and wild place…let’s show it off!

We invite creative submissions from filmmakers of every caliber and age level.  Entries may be live action, documentary, narrative fiction, or art films.

Below are guidelines and requirements, as well as a registration form. Please contact the DAC office at or (907)-733-7929 with questions or concerns.

TKA Adventure Film Form

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 stagnant 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!