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The Vagina Monologues


Friday February 10 & Saturday February 11

Sheldon Community Arts Hangar

Doors at 7pm, Show at 7:30pm

$13 DAC members, $15 General Admission

Come join us for this honest, intense, emotional and sometimes funny performance of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues. This show was created to spread awareness of violence against women and children and to empower women and their sexuality. An Obie Award-winning whirlwind tour of a forbidden zone, The Vagina Monologues introduces a wildly divergent gathering of female voices, including a six-year-old girl, a septuagenarian New Yorker, a vagina workshop participant, a woman who witnesses the birth of her granddaughter, a Bosnian survivor of rape, and a feminist happy to have found a man who “liked to look at it.” This is an 18 and older event or with parental consent.



Rhythm Future Quartet

Tuesday March 28

Sheldon Community Arts Hangar

Doors at 7pm, Show at 7:30pm

$28 DAC members/$32 General Admission

This Gypsy Jazz Ensemble performs dynamic & lyrical arrangements of both Gypsy Jazz and original compositions that draw upon international rhythms and musical idioms.  Their latest album “Travels” was picked as one of the best jazz albums of 2016 by All About Jazz and the Huffington Post. See more at

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Hope Social Club Album Release Party!

March 4, 7:30pm, doors at 7pm

Sheldon Community Arts Hangar

$15 for DAC members/$18 General Admission

The Hope Social Club is a group of great friends that have been playing Alaskan Stages all around South Central for more than a decade, and Talkeetna has long been a favorite town to play in. The members of the band have all recorded albums before, but this is the debut album for this lineup. Melissa Mitchell and Spiff lead most of the songs on acoustic guitars, and are backed up by some of the best musicians in the State! Aaron Benolkin and Rik Neilsen will be lending all the solos, Tony Restivo and Tim haren will be keeping the beat on bass and drums. Many original tunes, with lots of singing and lots of harmonies! Join us for a night of dancing and singing to celebrate the new album.

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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 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!