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.
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Auburn Arts Association - Art Gallery
Auburn Area Community Theatre
Auburn Community Orchestra
Cultural Arts Programs
JDCAC Summer Camps
JDCAC Annual Events
SummerNight Downtown Art Walk
Polar Express Holiday Celebration
Holiday Art Sale
The September Show: Is it Art? Closing Reception | Tuesday, Oct. 8 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. | JDCAC | For detailed info., check out the press release.
Call for Entries for the 21st Annual Juried Art Exhibition | Works due Tuesday, Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Wednesday, Oct. 9 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. | JDCAC | To download an application, visit www.auburnarts.org. For detailed info., check out the press release.
AACT Jr. Performers Present Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Jr. | Oct. 3, 4, 5, 7, 10 & 11 at 6:30 p.m. | Oct. 5 & 12 at 4 p.m. | JDCAC | Buy tickets at auburnact.org. | For detailed info., check out the press release.
Orchestra at the Oaks, an Auburn Community Orchestra concert | Friday, Oct. 18 at 6 p.m. | Downtown Auburn | FREE and open to the public | For detailed info., check out the press release.
AACT Presents The Little Prince | Nov. 7 - 9, 11 & 15 at 7 p.m. | Nov. 10 & 17 at 2 p.m. | JDCAC | Buy tickets at auburnact.org.
AACT Announces Open Auditions for their Young Performers Spring Musical, High School Musical, Jr. | Dec. 9 & 10 from 4 - 7 p.m. | Callbacks, Dec. 12 from 4 - 7 p.m. | JDCAC | For more info., email Melanie Brown at [email protected]
Polar Express Holiday Celebration | Saturday, Dec. 7 at 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. | JDCAC | Online ticket sales start Nov. 1! | For more info., call 334.501.2963.
13th Annual Holiday Art Sale | Saturday, Dec. 14 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. | JDCAC, HC & FBRC | FREE and open to the public | Artist applications available Oct. 7 at www.auburnarts.org. | For detailed info., check out the press release.