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
Online registration for Art Camps at JDCAC and AACT Theatre Camps has started!
Art Camps at JDCAC - Register HERE
Theatre Camps and All Day Arts Experiences - Register HERE
AACT Young Performers Present Sally Cotter and the Censored Stone by Dean Carroll | Feb. 25 - 27, March 1 & March 4 - 6 at 6:30 p.m. | Feb. 27 & March 6 at 2 p.m. | JDCAC | Buy tickets at auburnact.org.
17th Annual Auburn CityFest Juried Art Show and Preview Reception | Thursday, April 22 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. | FREE and open to the public | To enter, download an application at auburncityfest.com.
21st Annual Auburn CityFest | Saturday, April 24 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. | FREE and open to the public | auburncityfest.com
AACT to Present Two-for-One Romantic Comedies - Kalamazoo and Check, Please! | May 6 - 8 at 7 p.m. | May 9 at 2 p.m. | JDCAC For more, info., visit auburnact.org.
AACT Announces Open Auditions for End Days by Deborah Zoe Laufer | June 7 & 8 with callbacks on June 10 | 6 - 8 p.m. | JDCAC | For more info, visit auburnact.org.
AACT Presents End Days by Deborah Zoe Laufer | Aug. 13, 14, 19, 20 & 21 at 7 p.m. | Aug. 15 & 22 at 2 p.m. | JDCAC | Buy tickets at auburnact.org.
15th Annual SummerNight Downtown Art Walk | Friday, June 11 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
SummerNight applications are now available! For more info., check out the SummerNight press release.
Make sure to check out everything happening in the Auburn and Opelika area and visit Auburn-Opelika Tourism's calendar of events.