Express film & Quilt Show
When: Saturday, Dec 14th at 6:30pm quilt
show / 7:30 film
film: $6 DAC member / $8 general
In conjunction with the Winterfest and the Taste of
Talkeetna activities, Hangar Door Cinema will be showing the
fun, family film Polar Express. This is the story of a young
hero boy on Christmas Eve who boards a powerful magical train
that's headed to the North Pole and Santa Claus's home. This
same evening TAG will be unveiling the entries of the annual
Quilt Show. Come and view these cozy creations that will be on
display until mid February.
When: Sunday, Dec 15th 6-8pm, doors open at
Cost: Free Family Event
of Lights is an annual, non-denominational, celebration of the
Holiday Season. DAC has provided a forum for community members
to gather, sing seasonal songs, tell stories or recite poems.
This is a wonderful opportunity for the whole family to get in
the mood for the holidays. Hot drinks will be provided and
guests are encouraged to bring holiday treats or cookies to
baskets will be auctioned off to the highest bidder to be used
as Christmas gifts. Non parishable foods will be collected for the Food
Bank. If you are
interested in helping out or participating, contact the DAC
office at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 733-7929. Hosted by DAC
on Kids: Kids Photo Exhibit
mid Nov - mid Dec
Cost: photos will be available for
purchase. Art sales from this event helps to sustain the Focus
on Kids program, materials and activites.
on Kids will be exhibiting photography taken by participants
of the 2013 Talkeetna Elementary School's Art Week as well as
other kids in the community of the Mat- Su. We thank Focus on
Kids volunteer coordinator Michelle Crow for graciously
offering up her time, talents and passion for
photo by Gretchen
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
When: Oct 6th - Dec 8th & Jan
5th - March 9th
Cost: $20 for 10 sessions and $5 for
Green Light Circus hosts another season of Circus
Sunday events. This is a series of open circus practice
sessions. You can come to learn or simply improve your skills
in a variety of circus arts such as tumbling, all types of
juggling, diablo, aerial and more. These sessions are open for
ages 7 years old and up. You may attend the whole session or
just drop in. Equipment and mats are provided. For more
information contact GLC director Mary Farina @ 355-4699.
String Lessons & Orchestra
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
Show- Call for quilters!
This coming December will kick off the 3rd
annual quilt show hosted by Talkeetna Artsist Guild. The work
will be on display starting on the Second Saturday Art Show
& Reception and will stay up during the months of December
& January. Quilts and wall hangings of all types are
welcome. Details and a registration form are available on the
link below. TAG is currently looking for dedicated community
members to curate and help organize this event. If you are
interested in helping the arts in the community prosper or
have a particular passion for quilts, please contact DAC staff
at email@example.com or call the office at 733-7929.
Info & Registration Form
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.