News and Events

DiDi DADA…. a sister project, presents

 A four week film series celebrating families raising children in nature and off the grid.  This week’s film is “Captain Fantastic.   Admission is $5.00

Custom floral bouquets available at 6:45pm and the film begins at 7:30pm

Captain Fantastic portrays a family In the forests of the Pacific Northwest. A father devoted to raising his six kids with a rigorous physical and intellectual education is forced to leave his paradise and enter the world, challenging his idea of what it means to be a parent.  

This film is rated R (for language and brief graphic nudity)


Fred Eaglesmith

Remarkable songcraft, deadpan humor and an unparalleled ability to use the internal combustion engine as metaphor. The John Prine of Southern Ontario, Fred Eaglesmith has toured every back road in North America relentlessly for over 30 years in a series of unreliable buses. Talkeetna…having a train stop… finds itself right in the middle of the “Roots on Rails” musical train tour from Anchorage to Denali.

September 9th at 7:30pm

$15 Train Tour (show your train tour tickets at the door)

$15 DAC Member/ $20 Non-Member

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

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!