DAC is a Community Venue

Built in 1927, the Hocker Motors Building (later occupied by Pat Murphy Motors) is one of a few remaining post-Victorian commercial spaces in Durango.  Slated for demolition in 1996 to make way for a municipal parking lot, the City of Durango and Durango Arts Center partnered to purchase and restore the 14,400 square foot building into the community arts center, venue and gathering space it is today.  Each year, DAC is proud to serve as a professionally-managed, dynamic facility for the benefit of over 40 businesses, individuals and community organizations and their film festivals, performances, concerts, fundraisers, workshops, yoga classes, art parties and other special events.  Below is a sample of the organizations/events DAC serves:

Food and Beverage

DAC maintains a liquor license and bar in the theater, and all alcoholic beverages must be purchased through DAC.  DAC provides a modest kitchen space to support outside catering (DAC does not currently support food prep).

 

Rent the Theater

 

Accommodates up to 200 people.

For additional information about reserving the DAC Theater, please contact Theresa Carson: theresa@durangoarts.org (970) 259-2606, Ext 17

View Theater Rental Spec Sheet

Rent the Barbara Conrad Gallery

 

Accommodates up to 100 people.

$75 per hour for Members
$100 per hour for Non-Members

For additional information about reserving the Barbara Conrad Gallery, please contact Theresa Carson: theresa@durangoarts.org (970) 259-2606, Ext 17

Rent the Garner/Vega Conference Room & Art Library

 

Accommodates up to 12 people comfortably for a meeting.

For additional information about reserving the Garner/Vega Conference Room & Art Library, please contact Theresa Carson: theresa@durangoarts.org (970) 259-2606, Ext 17

Rent the Dorothy C. Bickel Dance Studio

 

Accommodates up to 35 people.

$15 per hour for Members
$18 per hour for Non-Members

For additional information about reserving the Dorothy C. Bickel Dance Studio, please contact Theresa Carson: theresa@durangoarts.org (970) 259-2606, Ext 17

Rent the Education Studio

 

Accommodates up to 12 students comfortably for workshops/classes or up to 25 people for meetings.

DAC also offers Art Parties for kids and adults.

For additional information about Art Parties and rental rates for the Education Studio, please contact Sandra Butler at sandra@durangoarts.org / (970) 259-2606, Ext 15