News and Events

Rocky Horror Picture Show

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Friday October 28, 9pm  Doors at 8:30                       $12 for DAC members, $15 non-members                     Interactive prop bags $5                                        Buy tickets online starting Oct 14 or at the door

Join us in doing the Time Warp with Dr. Frank-n-Furter and the gang! Part campy musical, part horror film, the movie details the travails of a squeaky clean couple stranded at a creepy castle where the inhabitants sing and dance through a bacchanalian romp of murder, bisexuality and cannibalism. Come in costume and join in the interactive fun using props at special moments in the film.

Green Light Circus presents: A Length of Rope by Ariel Schmidtke

Sheldon Community Arts Hangar, Saturday October 22 at 7:30pm $10postertalkeetna

A Length of Rope is a contemporary circus show written and performed by Ariel Schmidtke. Using a rope, trapeze, shadow puppets, and a suitcase, the show explores the intersections we come to in life. A second artist, S. Hollis Mickey presents rich soundscapes, 35mm slide projection and poetic gestures that come together to create immersive performance. Aerial workshops will also be held Sunday, October 23 for beginner and advanced students. Tuition for the classes range from $20-25. Go to our Events page to learn more!

NSI Talkeetna Heritage Art Auction

Ongoing now through November 9


Northern Susitna Institute presents the Talkeetna Heritage Art Auction. This event is a fundraiser coinciding with the Talkeetna Centennial celebration and is intended to showcase art of significance to our heritage and history. Art will be on display at The Hangar and at the Flying Squirrel Bakery Cafe from October 8 through November 9. All pieces will be available for purchase through a month-long auction or “buy now” option. Proceeds will go directly towards funding scholarships for youth, adults, and families to participate in hands-on learning experiences offered by NSI. Visit the NSI website for more information.

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 stagnate 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!