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Applications open for the position of Operations Manager!


This administrative position juggles many duties and works extensively with the public to support local art events. A complete job description can be found at the link below. To apply, please send a resume, a letter of interest, and a list of references to: PO Box 404, Talkeetna, AK 99676, OR to You may also call 907-733-7929 for more information. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

DAC Operations Manager Job Description

Alaska Chamber Singers concert!


Saturday April 22

Doors @ 7pm, Show @ 7:30

DAC members $14, General Admission $16

Anchorage Chamber Singers

Established in 1986 by Elvera Voth, Alaska Chamber Singers (ACS) is one of the state’s finest music ensembles. Led by conductor David Hagen since 1995, ACS’s mission is to enrich Alaska through choral excellence. This concert will feature the profound new work “Eternity Passing Over – An Arctic Requiem” by Seattle composer John Muehleisen. The work was written in memory of Richard and Katherine Huffman, who were killed by a bear in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in 2005. The text includes excerpts from the Requiem Mass, as well as words by Robert Service and others. Also featured will be “Litany (For A Year)”, with words by Susan Campbell of Fairbanks. The concert will include folk songs such as “Danny Boy” and traditional spirituals, including “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot.”

Tickets on sale NOW!

Via Bike- A documentary film


Friday April 28

Doors @ 7pm, Show @ 7:30

Suggested $5 donation

Talkeetna local, Carter Forney, planned a solo cycling trip across America. He raised money, bought bikes, and gave them away to kids along the way. This film let’s you witness the struggles of adventure cycling, and experience the joys of giving back.



Green Light Circus Info and Application

It’s that time of year again! Things are changing a bit this year. We are pleased to have 3 instructors flying up from the Boulder Colorado area.  Ariana joined us for a small workshop in early January and the seed was planted to come back to help us with the Green Light Circus.  She is currently teaching circus arts in a school in Boulder.   Ariana is the lead instructor and you can see some of the things she does at   She will also be bringing two fellow instructors Marisa Kellogg and Benjamin Mobley.  We are very excited to have this new energy and fresh ideas heading our way. Registration is open until May 25th, and please be sure to turn in your forms on time!

Download information and applications here!!

GLC Summer Camp Info 2017

2017 Green Light Circus Registration

Moose…and Friends on Parade!

Are you feeling ARTSY?? Get out your craft supplies, wake up your IMAGINATION and help DECORATE town! New this year we are accepting animals other than moose! Feel free to design another Alaskan animal as a friend to the moose on parade. As a bonus, you’ll help support three local non-profits at the same time! Submissions may be individuals or organizations; participants of all ages welcome!

Download an application here: MOP Guidelines and Registration


Evan Phillips Spring Show

Saturday May 6th

Doors @ 7pm, Show @ 7:30pm

DAC members $12, Gen Ad $15

Longtime Alaska musician Evan Phillips released his fourth solo album, Silhouettes, in 2015. This vibrant, haunting rock album broke new ground for the veteran songwriter and was Phillips’ riskiest, most vulnerable album. Evan is excited to share some new songs with us during a live recorded performance that will be part of a new album released this fall. Join us for this unique opportunity to listen to new material from one of Alaska’s most enduring rockers.

Tickets on sale NOW!!

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!