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Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center

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Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center

222 E Drake Ave

  1. Email: webparksrec@auburnalabama.org
  2. Phone: (334) 501-2930
  3. Hours:  M-F: 8AM-5PM

Sara Hand Custer

CULTURAL ARTS ADMINISTRATOR

  1. Phone: (334) 501-2947
  2. Email: scuster@auburnalabama.org

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.

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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.

Our Mission

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 Newsletter

JDCAC Annual Events

Auburn CityFest

SummerNight Downtown Art Walk

Polar Express Holiday Celebration

Holiday Art Sale

Empty Bowls

Cultural Calendar

JDCAC Sidewalk Chalk Challenge WINNERS ANNOUNCED! This summer, the JDCAC and the Auburn Arts Association challenged the Auburn community to see who could create a masterpiece out of sidewalk chalk. Individual artists, children, families and local businesses were invited to participate in this challenge. The winners were announced on July 29. No entry fee was required and registration was encouraged. FREE chalk art kits were provided to participants who registered. This challenge proved to be a success and will continue next summer as an annual event. For detailed info., check out the press release.

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 - An Indian SummerNight Downtown Art Walk | Friday, Sept. 18 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

Make sure to check out everything happening in the Auburn and Opelika area and visit Auburn-Opelika Tourism's calendar of events.