Holidays at the Arts Center

Want to create magical memories with your family? Be sure to include the Arts Center in your holiday planning. Whether you want to create a unique holiday gift, spend a fun afternoon with your kids, or enjoy a festive night out with friends, mark your calendar for these upcoming holiday events.

Nov
17
Fri
Holiday Market Opening Reception
Nov 17 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Holiday Market Opening Reception

Holiday Market Opening Reception
Friday, November 17
5:30pm to 9:00pm

Join us for the opening of the all-new Holiday Market at the Community Arts Center. Enjoy live music, a cash bar, and an assortment of holiday snacks while you shop the market, meet the artists, and kick off the holiday season in style! 

Nov
18
Sat
SNS: Christmas Elf
Nov 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
SNS: Christmas Elf

Starry Night Studio: Christmas Elf
Saturday, November 18
1pm to 3pm | $28 per person
Instructor: Paula Whitaker

Create a whimsical holiday painting of a cheerful elf in this two-hour painting workshop. It’s a must-have piece for any family that enjoys the fun of Elf on the Shelf. Registration fee is per painter. This is a great painting for artists of any age. Kids 7 and up may attend without a parent!

Register here.

Nov
25
Sat
SNS: Snowman
Nov 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
SNS: Snowman

Starry Night Studio: Snowman
Saturday, November 25
1pm to 3pm | $28 per person
Instructor: Paula Whitaker

Get into the holiday spirit with this fun and friendly snowman. This class is scheduled to coincide with the Heart of Danville’s Christmas festivities. Paint you snowman, check out the ice rink at Weisiger Plaza, then enjoy the downtown tree-lighting and Christmas parade! This is also a great activity if you’ve got friends and family in town for Thanksgiving. Create some new holiday memories together.

Register here.

Nov
27
Mon
Kids Clay Workshop: Nativity
Nov 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Kids Clay Workshop: Nativity

Kids Clay Workshop: Nativity
Mondays, 4pm to 5:30pm | November 27 and December 4
Grades 2-6 | $35
Instructor: Dionna Baker

This two-day workshop will teach students the basics of hand-building with clay. We will be making a simple nativity scene from clay. The first session will focus on building the basic figures. We’ll glaze them on Day 2. This is a two-week class. Registration fee includes all materials and firing.

Register here.

Nov
28
Tue
SNS: Rustic Christmas Trees
Nov 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SNS: Rustic Christmas Trees

Starry Night Studio: Rustic Christmas Trees
Tuesday, November 28 | 7pm to 9pm
$28 per person
Instructor: Jennifer Ahnquist

Deep in the forest, a Christmas surprise awaits. You can create this snowy woodland scene, created exclusively for the Community Arts Center. A professional artist will guide you, step by step, from blank canvas to finished masterpiece.

Register here.

Dec
1
Fri
Night at the Museum
Dec 1 @ 6:30 pm – Dec 2 @ 8:30 am
Night at the Museum @ Community Arts Center

Night at the Museum (Elf Village!)
Friday, December 1 to Saturday, December 2
Drop-off at 6:30pm – pickup at 8:30am
$40 per child (2nd through 6th grade)

Grab your sleeping bag and get ready for a fun-filled sleepover at the Community Arts Center! We’ll enjoy elf-related art activities, make cards for senior citizens, and watch a holiday movie. Can’t tell you which one, but it’ll be thematically appropriate…
 
This event will be staffed by two female counselors. Maximum enrollment is 20 students. Registration fee includes an evening snack and light breakfast Saturday morning.
 
 
Schedule of Actvities:
  • 6:15 – 6:30   Drop Off 
    6:30 – 7:00   Orientation and Welcome Games
    7:00 – 7:30   Holiday Card-Making
    7:30 – 8:30   Elf Art Activities
    8:30 – 9:00   Snack then Prepare for Bed
    9:00 – 9:30   Flashlight Exploration of Galleries
    9:30 – 10:30 Movie
    10:45           Lights Out
     
    7:00 – 8:30 am Light Breakfast, Games & Projects
    8:30 – 8:45 am Pick Up
Dec
5
Tue
SNS: Silent Night
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SNS: Silent Night

Starry  Night Studio: Silent Night
Tuesday, December 5 | 7pm to 9pm
$28 per person
Instructor: Paula Whitaker

Try something a little different in this mixed-media workshop. We’ll combine painting and collage (using pages from a re-purposed hymnal) to create a beautiful nativity scene. 

Register here.

Dec
6
Wed
Kentucky Ornament Workshop
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Kentucky Ornament Workshop

Kentucky Ornament Workshop
Wednesday, December 6
7:00pm to 8:30pm | $25 per person
Ages 14+

**Please note that the picture is just a place-holder we borrowed until our prototypes are done. They’re going to be so cool!!**

Show your Kentucky Pride this holiday season! Your registration fee includes four ceramic Kentucky state ornaments (designed and produced exclusively for the Arts Center) and all the materials needed for you to personalize your ornaments. An Arts Center instructor will be on hand to provide tips and hints, but will not provide step-by-step instructions. Let your imagination guide you!

Register here

Dec
9
Sat
Kids Holiday Workshop
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Kids Holiday Workshop

Kids Holiday Workshop
Saturday, December 9
10am to 2pm | $35 per child
3 years to 5th grade

Need to get a little holiday shopping done? Hoping to give a few home-made gifts to grandpa and grandma this year? Drop your aspiring artist at the Arts Center for a day of fun-filled holiday art projects. Children will be divided into groups by age and all participants need to bring a lunch.

Register here.

Sibling discount available! Register 2 or more students with the code 5OFF and the price drops to $30 per student.

Dec
12
Tue
Kids Ornament Workshop
Dec 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Kids Ornament Workshop

Kids Ornament Workshop
Tuesday, December 12
4pm to 5pm | $12
PK4 to 5th Grade

Drop your kids at the Arts Center for an afternoon of ornament making! Keep their projects for your own tree or give them as gifts to friends, family, or teachers!

Register here.

SNS: Little Town of Bethlehem
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SNS: Little Town of Bethlehem

Starry Night Studio: Little Town of Bethlehem
Tuesday, December 12
7pm to 9pm | $28 per person
Instructor: Amanda Hendershot

Bring a beloved Christmas carol to life with this beautiful painting. A professional artist will guide you, step-by-step, from blank canvas to finished masterpiece. This is our most popular holiday painting of all time!

Register here.

Dec
13
Wed
Kids Ornament Workshop
Dec 13 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Kids Ornament Workshop

Kids Ornament Workshop
Wednesday, December 13
4pm to 5pm | $12
PK4 to 5th Grade

Drop your kids at the Arts Center for an afternoon of ornament making! Keep their projects for your own tree or give them as gifts to friends, family, or teachers!

Register here.

Dec
14
Thu
Homeschool Ornament Workshop
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Homeschool Ornament Workshop

Homeschool Ornament Workshop
Thursday, December 14
10am to 11am | $12 per student
Grades K-12

Drop your kids at the Arts Center for an afternoon of ornament making! Keep their projects for your own tree or give them as gifts to friends, family, or teachers!

Register here.

Dec
15
Fri
Holiday Ballroom Soiree
Dec 15 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Holiday Ballroom Soiree

Holiday Ballroom Soiree
Friday, December 15
8pm to 10pm
Free for first-timers! Returning dancers pay $5

Put on your dancing shoes and join us for our monthly ballroom soiree. The event starts with a mini dance dance lesson, then it’s an open dance party! No need to preregister, just show up.

Dec
17
Sun
SNS: Christmas Eve at the Chapel
Dec 17 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
SNS: Christmas Eve at the Chapel

Starry Night Studio: Christmas Eve at the Chapel
Sunday, December 17 
2pm to 5pm | $35 per person
Instructor: Martha Robertson

Create a gorgeous Christmas painting during this leisurely afternoon class. We’ll provide cookies and beverages while a professional artist (and creator of this painting!) guides you, step-by-step, from blank canvas to finished masterpiece. This painting beautifully captures the reverence and serenity of Christmas Eve.

Register here.

Dec
20
Wed
Winter Break Camp – Wednesday
Dec 20 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Winter Break Camp - Wednesday

Winter Break Camp
Wednesday, December 20
9am to 4pm | $40 per student
Grades K-5

Celebrate the season with a variety of fun winter projects. You can sign up for just one day, or come to all three days of camp. We’ll be doing different activities each day! Participants need to bring a lunch.

Register here for Wednesday only.

Sibling discount available! Register 2 or more students with the code 5OFF and the price drops to $35 per student.

Register here for all three days.

Sibling discount available! Register 2 or more students with the code 5OFF and the price drops to $105 per student.

Lunch with the Arts: Young at Heart Band
Dec 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Lunch with the Arts: Young at Heart Band

Lunch with the Arts: Young at Heart Band
Wednesday, December 20 | 12pm to 1pm
$5 at the door

Join us for what has quickly become a favorite annual event at the Community Arts Center – a holiday performance by the Young at Heart Band. This lively group performs their own brand of swing music from the 1940s era. They may be called young at heart, but here is the kicker – the band members’ average age is 80 years and counting.  That doesn’t prevent them, however, from raising the roof when it comes to their music.

Big thanks to our sponsor – Stuart Powell Ford Lincoln Mazda – for supporting this event!!

Dec
21
Thu
Winter Break Camp – Thursday
Dec 21 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Winter Break Camp - Thursday

Winter Break Camp – Thursday
Thursday, December 21
9am to 4pm | $40 per student
Grades K-5

Celebrate the season with a variety of fun winter projects. You can sign up for just one day, or come to all three days of camp. We’ll be doing different activities each day! Participants need to bring a lunch.

Register here for Thursday only.

Sibling discount available! Register 2 or more students with the code 5OFF and the price drops to $35 per student.

Register here for all three days.

Sibling discount available! Register 2 or more students with the code 15OFF and the price drops to $105 per student for all three days.

Dec
22
Fri
Winter Break Camp – Friday
Dec 22 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Winter Break Camp - Friday

Winter Break Camp – Friday
Friday, December 22
9am to 4pm | $40 per student
Grades K-5

Celebrate the season with a variety of fun winter projects. You can sign up for just one day, or come to all three days of camp. We’ll be doing different activities each day! Participants need to bring a lunch.

Register here for Friday only.

Sibling discount available! Register 2 or more students with the code 5OFF and the price drops to $35 per student.

Register here for all three days.

Sibling discount available! Register 2 or more students with the code 15OFF and the price drops to $105 per student for all three days.

Dec
28
Thu
SNS: Winter’s Twilight
Dec 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SNS: Winter's Twilight

Starry Night Studio: Winter’s Twilight
Thursday, December 28
7pm to 9pm | $28 per person
Instructor: Paula Whitaker

Recover from the busyness of the holidays with a relaxing evening of painting. We’ll create a peaceful winter scene with step-by-step instructions from a professional artist.

Register here.