Info. on event and program cancellations and facility closures
We know that artists, arts organizations and arts-related businesses are facing significant financial challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center and the Auburn Arts Association are consistently reviewing local, state and national resources for information relevant to our local and regional artists. We have also provided art education resources for distance learning from home. Please visit COVID-19 Artist Resources for a list of resources.
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 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.
Explore to find out more!
Auburn Arts Association - Art Gallery
Auburn Area Community Theatre
Auburn Community Orchestra
Cultural Arts Programs
Dean Road Ceramics Studio
JDCAC Summer Camps
JDCAC Annual Events
SummerNight Downtown Art Walk
Polar Express Holiday Celebration
Holiday Art Sale
THE CITY OF AUBURN HAS CLOSED ALL BUILDINGS AND CANCELLED ALL PROGRAMS AND EVENTS THROUGH THE END OF APRIL. CITY SERVICES WILL BE PROVIDED ONLINE OR BY PHONE. QUESTIONS OR NEEDS? PLEASE CONTACT SARA HAND CUSTER, CULTURAL ARTS ADMINISTRATOR, AT (334) 501-2963 OR BY EMAIL: [email protected]
CANCELLED - 16th Annual Auburn CityFest Juried Art Show and Preview Reception | Thursday, April 23 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. | FREE and open to the public | To enter, download an application at auburncityfest.com.
CANCELLED - 20th Annual Auburn CityFest | Saturday, April 25 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. | FREE and open to the public | auburncityfest.com
CANCELLED - Auburn Community Orchestra presents The Third Seasonal Concert at Auburn CityFest | Saturday, April 25 at 2:30 p.m. | Kiesel Park | FREE and open to the public | auburncityfest.com
POSTPONED TO NEXT YEAR - AACT Presents Vanya, Sonia, Masha and Spike | May 8, 9 & 14 - 16 at 7 p.m. | May 10 & 17 at 2 p.m. | JDCAC | Buy tickets at auburnact.org.
14th Annual SummerNight Downtown Art Walk | Friday, June 12 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
11th Annual Day in Clay | Saturday, June 27 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 | $10 per participant | For more info., call 334.501.2944.
Make sure to check out everything happening in the Auburn and Opelika area and visit Auburn-Opelika Tourism's calendar of events.