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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!


Looking back at the 2013-14 season

wall of maskSummer is rapidly coming to an end, the leaves are falling from the trees, the cranberries are ripe, and it will soon be time to Take Back the Town.  What does all that mean? It means that our 2013-14 season, our 10th here in the Sheldon Hangar,  has reached its end.

I’m sitting here at my desk trying to recall what all took place in our lovely Hangar during the past 12 months, but find it hard to remember just how fantastic a season it was.  Good thing I have access to the DAC archives!

IMG_7993Since i’ve nothing else to do (ha, ha!) i’ve decided to take a trip down memory lane and create a little slide show summing up our year.  I hope you enjoyed the events as much as we did, that you had some laughs along the way, danced and sang to your hearts content, saw shows that brought you to tears, and felt good about the art that is taking place in our town.

As we kick off our next season, I hope you will continue to be a part of the experiences we have to offer, and that you will feel free to get involved in the creative process.   The Denali Arts Council is only a platform really, for you to show your colourful/wild/creative/poetic/musical/(fill in the blank) side, so get excited, get imaginative, and come be a part of all the good things to come….

  • October 2013 - Love, Loss, & What I Wore
  • November - Talkeetna Jeopardy!!
  • November - Kurva Choir
  • December - Annual Quilt Show
  • January - Arctic Entries
  • February - Complexities of Love
  • February - Complexities of Love
  • March - Mock Rock Dance
  • April - Cold Country Concert
  • April - Diva Night
  • April -Diva Night
  • April - Diva Night
  • May - Foothills Drama Film
  • June - Green Light Circus
  • June - Green Light Circus
  • July - School House Rock
  • July - School House Rock
  • August - Iditaprov
  • September - End of Summer Music Extravaganza
  • September - Iditaprov Parks Highway Throwdown
  • September Art show ....Through Your Window

Hangar Door Cinema Film – The Fault in Our Stars

November 8th (Saturday) 7:30pm (doors open at 7)  The Fault in Our Stars (PG-13)

fault in our starsWith the Focus On Kids art show opening, we’ve decided to show a popular Young Adult film, The Fault in Our Stars (2014).  Hazel and Gus are two teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them on a journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous given that Hazel’s other constant companion is an oxygen tank, Gus jokes about his prosthetic leg, and they met and fell in love at a cancer support group.  See trailer here…