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Denali National Park and Preserve Presents:

The Upper Susitna Earth Day Celebration

Saturday, April 19th, from 11am to 3pm at the Sheldon Community Arts Hangar in downtown Talkeetna.  There will be food, kids crafts, earth friendly items for sale, information and free fair trade coffee for those who bring their own cup.  Recycling services will be also available for #1 & #2 plastics, aluminum, paper, and cardboard.  No glass or scrap metal will be accepted at Earth Day.

 Diva Night & End of the Road Fashion Show  

When: April 26th @ 8pm, doors open at 7:30


This April Diva Night returns to the Sheldon Community Arts Hangar, along with the simultaneous unleashing of the End of the Road Fashion Show; Talkeetna style meets high fashion.  As our Divas knock your socks off with their remarkable vocal performances, local models will strut Free-Box fashions and locally designed clothing. Donated Designs will be auctioned off live from the runway, and proceeds from sales will help fund the Free-Box. 



Flight of 2

Tom and Leighan Falley Art Show

Saturday May 3rd,  5 to 7pm



"The father-daughter team of Tom and Leighan Falley return to the Sheldon Community Arts hangar for a dual art show of paintings and photographs.  Their distinctive work has been recognized all over the state, and showcases sublime images from lives lived among the great peaks of the Alaska Range."  


An Alaskan Musical Mockumentary Film

Fri & Sat May 2nd and 3rd


Join Safire in her rural Alaskan Village as she journeys to find herself & uncovers a twenty year secret along the way. 

Featuring musical performances by LuLu Small, Trajectory, Deb Wessler, Hootie, and many more.

Swing Dance Classes

When: every Tuesday from 6:30-7:30 beginners & review / 7:30-8:30 intermediate

Cost: donation

DAC's dance program Local Motion invites community members to join the Swing Dance Class every Tuesday evening at the Hangar. These classes are a continuation of the ones started by Community Schools and instructed by Jennifer Pironis. For both beginner & intermediate levels. East coast swing your way into the New Year. Participants may want to bring slick-soled shoes.

Denali Drama Weekly Workshop

When: Mondays from 7-9pm

Denali Drama is hosting a weekly gathering to bring all aspects of theater to the community. This workshop explores various acting methods, comedic styles and theater skills. Open to ages 16 and up and for all skill levels. Future goals include performing short plays each month as well as increasing community outreach. For questions, you may contact workshop manager Kathleen Hogan at

Green Light Circus Camp 2014 - Registration Now Open!!!


All of the same favorites will be offered such as aerial, juggling, clowning, acrobatics, silks, unicycles and maybe even a few surprises! Not only is participating in circus practice fun, but it is great exercise. These skills help teach concentration, coordination and self esteem which follow youth well into their future. Space is limited. Forms are also available at the Talkeetna Post Office and the Sheldon Community Arts Hangar during office hours M-F 11am-2pm. For questions contact program director Mary Farina at 355-4699. Registration closes May 25th. Payment must be included when you turn in your registration form. Hosted by Green Light Circus. This event is sponsored by the Talkeetna Bachelor Society.

Registration  Information and waiver



String Lessons & Orchestra 2013

Denali Arts Council's Music Academy offers instrumental instruction and music classes for all ages.  Class offerings change and are often the result of community input.  If you have an idea for a music class or workshop that you think might be fun and interesting for others, call Sandy Shoulders at 355-3052 to discuss it.  If you want to start learning an instrument or if you want to get back into playing music, we have teachers available.  The string program is particularly active. The Music Academy also sponsors a community orchestra which meets on Thursday evenings from 6 to 8PM.


Music Academy Trumpet Lessons

When: Times may be arranged with instructor.

Cost: $25 30 min private & $20 45min group lessons. Payment is arranged through the DAC office.

Music Academy offers trumpet classes for students of all ages and ability. Students learn technique, reading music as well as various other skills. If you are interested, please contact class instructor RG Denny at 733-2340 or the DAC office at 733-7929.

Putting on Events at DAC
Do you ever wonder how Denali Arts Council brings quality arts events to our community? It starts with you! Our mission is to facilitate interested artists and organizers in fulfilling their desire to share their projects and ideas with others. Getting started is easy. The first step is to contact DAC staff to let us know what you have in mind. Projects may include opportunities in any one of our eight progams ranging from visual, performing and literary arts. Perhaps you are eager to present a favorite artist or film, embark on curating a gallery show or test the waters in directing a drama. We can make this happen as well as any other potential creative ventures that may be a good fit with DAC's mission. Interesated parties may inquire at


Board Meetings
The DAC board meets on the second Monday of each month at 6:30pm. These meetings are always open to the public.  They are usually held at the Talkeetna Public Library; listen to KTNA Talkeetna for location.  If you have questions or would like to be on the agenda,
contact us.

Below is the calendar for upcoming DAC shows and events. If you are interested in scheduling the Hangar for your activity, please go to:  and scroll to the bottom.


Denali Arts Council
PO BOX 404
Talkeetna, AK 99676
907 733-7929
FAX 907 733-7939

Denali Arts Council is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. EIN 92-0083375

Second Saturday Art Show & Reception
laskan Landscape Paintings"
When: Exhibit dates: July 13th - mid September

Gallery is open weekdays 11am-2pm and any time the Hangar is having events.

Reception date: Saturday, July 13th 5-7pm

Cost: Most work will be available for purchase

An exhibit of interior Alaskan landscape paintings will be on display at the Hangar. Several local artists and a few from around the interior have been invited to show their work in this event. This group show of Alaskan painters will include traditional verses non-traditional landscape paintings.