Welcome to the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center!
Your cultural community resource for creativity and education in the visual and performing arts.
Who We Are
The Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center (JDCAC) offers many opportunities in the Auburn area to experience the visual and performing arts, entertain innovative ideas, develop new talent and experience everything cultural our community has to offer. There are classes and workshops for all ages, art exhibits in our gallery, community theatre performances, art education programs and special events held throughout the year that bring our cultural community together.
In 1999, the JDCAC was constructed as a multi-use facility to better serve the artistic needs of our community and provide residents and visitors with cultural programming, as well art exhibitions, theatre productions, concerts, dance recitals, lectures and workshops and special events. The facility offers an art gallery, children's gallery, performance room, two art studios, and a conference room. The JDCAC is also available for rental and has been the site of many birthday celebrations, showers, workshops, and arts related events.
In addition to supporting local artists and performers, the JDCAC has developed a strong culture of collaboration, partnering with the Auburn Arts Association, Auburn Area Community Theatre, Auburn University / Community Orchestra, Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art and other organizations by providing fundraising assistance, studio and meeting space, exhibition opportunities, technical support and publicity.
To inspire and enrich our community by offering exceptional classes, performances, visual arts exhibits and special events.
The JDCAC meets its mission by presenting programs in visual, literary and performing arts in the Auburn area.
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Auburn Arts Association - Art Gallery
Auburn Area Community Theatre
Cultural Arts Programs
JDCAC Summer Camps
JDCAC Annual Events
SummerNight Downtown Art Walk
Polar Express Holiday Celebration
Holiday Art Sale
12th Annual SummerNight Downtown Art Walk | Friday, June 8 from 6 - 10 p.m. in downtown Auburn | Starting Line Party and Parade from 5 - 6 p.m. at Pebble Hill | FREE and open to the public | auburnsummernight.org
Tea and Teacups, A Sip N' Paint Event in coordination with the Bee Auburn Event | Tuesday, June 19 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. | Dean Road Ceramics Studio | $35 | Register at the Harris Center | For more info., call 334.501.2944.
Bee Auburn : A Celebration of Pollinators | Friday, June 22 from 5:30 - 8 p.m. | Donald E. Davis Arboretum | Mosaic workshop, arts & craft vendors, local farmers, live music and pollinator tours | FREE and open to the public | For more info., call 334.501.2948.
Friday Night Summer Sip Series | Sip and Paint Pottery Workshop | June 29 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. | Dean Road Ceramics Studio | $30 | Register at the Harris Center | For more info., call 334.501.2944.
Friday Night Summer Sip Series | Knotted Cord Necklace and Paper Marbling Workshop | July 27 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. | JDCAC | $40 for necklace workshop and $25 for paper marbling workshop | Register at the Harris Center | For more info., call 334.501.2963.
9th Annual Day in Clay | Saturday, July 14 from 1 - 4 p.m. | Dean Road Ceramics Studio | One day open house where participants can tour the studio and create a clay project | Clay projects taught at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. and you must pre-register at the Harris and reserve a spot by July 12 | $10 per participant | For more info., call 334.501.2944.
AACT Presents Silent Sky | Aug. 17, 18 & 23 - 25 at 7 p.m. | Aug. 19 & 26 at 2 p.m. | JDCAC | For more info. or to buy tickets, visit auburnact.org.
AACT Announces Open Auditions for Ages 5 - 12 for The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley, Jr. | Aug. 13 & 14 from 3 - 6 p.m. | Callbacks Aug. 16 from 3 - 7 p.m. | JDCAC | Sign ups for auditions will be available at JDCAC Aug. 3 | For more info., visit auburnact.org.
AACT Presents The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley, Jr. | Oct. 4 - 6 & 8 at 6:30 p.m. | Oct. 6 at 2 p.m. | Julie and Hal Moore Center for the Performing Arts | For more info. or to buy tickets visit auburnact.org.