News and Events

2017 Youth Improv Camp!

Youth ages 10-19 are welcome to participate in this fun and exciting camp! Instructors Nick Condon and Justin Searls are back for another hilarious summer adventure. This weeklong workshop teaches and reinforces the fundamentals of Improv Comedy including basic scene work, storytelling, improv games, and the infamous “Yes, And”. The workshop will culminate in an Improv Showcase on Sunday July 30th.

Five Day Youth Classes: Improv 2017

B Wishes Storytelling Concert

Saturday June 24th

Doors @ 6:30PM, Show @ 7PM

$10 Admission

Join us for this special one-woman concert, acoustic and unplugged storytelling event brought to you by B Wishes. B grew up in the deep backwoods of Alaska and when she was thirteen her parents separated and she came out of the woods and embarked on her professional music career in Anchorage performing live shows and working as an in-demand studio vocalist. A songwriter in the truest sense of the word, B’s creations celebrate the entire human experience, from politics to sex and psychology, love, relationships and war and yes, even aliens. Significantly, B delivers them to her fans with incredibly powerful and moving guitar and vocal skills.

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

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


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!