Welcome to the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center! Your cultural community resource for creativity and education in the visual and performing arts.
For Information and application for the 15th annual Holiday Art Sale Click HERE.
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
Day In Clay
Orchestra on the Hill, an Auburn Community Orchestra concert | Thursday, Oct. 14 at 6 p.m. | Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities (Pebble Hill) | FREE and open to the public | For more info., contact JDCAC at (334) 501-2963.
AACT Presents All Together Now! | Nov. 12 & 13 at 7 p.m. | Nov. 14 at 2 p.m. | JDCAC | For more info. or to buy tickets, visit auburnact.org.
*Auditions Sept. 14 & 16 with callbacks on Sept. 21!
15th Annual Holiday Art Sale | Saturday, Nov. 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m | JDCAC, Harris Center & Frank Brown Recreation Center | FREE and open to the public | Artist vendor applications available Oct. 4 at auburnarts.org | A limited number of exhibition spaces are available, so be sure to download your application and submit with a $50 booth fee! | For more info., contact Emillie Dombrowski, Art Education Specialist, at (334) 501-2944 or by email: [email protected]
Polar Express Holiday Celebration | Saturday, Dec. 4 at 9 a.m., noon & 2:30 p.m. | JDCAC | Online ticket sales start Nov. 1! | For more info., call JDCAC at (334) 501.2963.
Make sure to check out everything happening in the Auburn and Opelika area and visit Auburn-Opelika Tourism's calendar of events.