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Take Back the Town and 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

Crafting A Nation (craft beer documentary film)

craftingWhen: Friday September 19th      9:30pm
Cost: $6 DAC member & Brewfest participants and ticket holders / $8 general admission

Crafting A Nation is a feature length documentary about how the American craft brewers are rebuilding the economy one beer at a time.

Despite the economic downturn currently in America, a new exciting industry is on the rise; American Craft Brewers are truly rebuilding the economy from the ground up.

This documentary follows several of the key players in the industry as well as many breweries that are only known within their communities. The characters that we follow in this film all display a common thread of creating a product that stands for something while maintaining true to their local roots.

Talkeetna Brewfest 2014

When: Saturday, September 20th from 2pm-6pm
Where: Sheldon Community Arts Hangar
Cost: $50 for up to fifteen 4 oz. samples
Age: Must be 21 or older with proof of I.D.

Calling all beer lovers! Come sample a wide variety of craft beers provided by more than a dozen different Alaska breweries and help raise funds for Northern Susitna Institute in the process. Northern Susitna Institute is a collaborative non-profit educational organization that runs a variety of programs. Northern Susitna Institute provides students of all ages the opportunity to learn, share ideas and develop real life skills through creating, supporting, facilitating and implementing a variety of experience-based academic programs, workshops, conferences, and community partnerships. To learn more about NSI, go to

Beginning Strings Workshop

Sunday September 21th at 4PMstring-quartet-instruments


Denail Arts Council’s Music Academy is offering a beginning string instrument workshop.  If you have ever wanted to play violin, viola, cello, or bass this is your opportunity to meet the instruments and try them all out.  This workshop is the stepping stone to learning a new instrument.  If you are over the age of 5 and want to follow through with the “Someday I want to learn to play an instrument.”, now is your chance!  Parent/child combinations are encouraged!

Call Sandy Shoulders to register.  355-3052


Take Back the Town – Masquerade Costume Ball

Sat. October 4th Time TBA    

TBTT costume ball cardTake a deep breath, relax a bit, then come Tack Back The Town with the Denali Art Council. This year’s event is a Masquerade Costume Ball for the whole family. Dress to impress – funky or fancy – and share an evening of fun, food, music, games, costume contest, and more with us.

6pm to 7pm:  2014 highlights, current info, voting for Board of Directors, membership drive, potato bar and beverages.

7pm to 11pm:   Masquerade Ball for all ages! Bring your own mask (or buy one of ours) and a dessert for the dessert potlatch. Prizes for best dressed, and lots of fun games.