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Dinners a l’ Art succeeds as a benefit for the Durham Arts Council because of the generosity of individuals and organizations who donate 100% of the resources and services to make these dinners possible.
We are tremendously grateful to the featured artists, hosts, chefs, caterers and sponsors listed.
From the entire DAC Board of Trustees, thank you for supporting DAC and the arts in Durham. 2016–2017 Dinners a l’Art events included a rare opportunity to celebrate some of Durham’s incredible artists, remarkable homes, landmarks and beloved food.
Top of the Town Progressive Dinner
Downtown Durham, April 22, 2017, 5:30pm-9:30pm
A big Thank You to the hosts of this wonderful event: Yvette West, Vandana Dake, John Warasila and Beth Hammett, and Rodney Derrick.
Thank you to our sponsor: Adam Dickinson Group
Durham Arts Council sincerely thanks Whole Foods, Viceroy and Madhatters for sponsoring the food for this event.
A special Thank You to DAC Board Member Eugene Brown and Whole Foods for providing the wine for evening.
The Inaugural a l' ART Culinary Series
sponsored by The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham to support Durham Arts Council
Chocolate and Wine
A Day in the Sushi Kitchen
The Art of Pizza Making
2015–2016 Dinners a l’Art events included a rare opportunity to celebrate some of Durham’s incredible artists, remarkable homes, landmarks and beloved food.
Art and Architecture Progressive Dinner
Amazing food and stunning private art collections at three historic Trinity Park homes…and all within walking distance!
Saturday, October 3, 2015, 5:00 PM–9:30 PM
A big Thank You to the hosts of this wonderful event: Eugene and Signe Brown, Marvin Pipkin, Elizabeth Peel and David Solow
Durham Arts Council sincerely thanks Bleu Olive, Baba Ghannouj and No Regret Productions for providing and sponsoring the food for this event.
Downtown Durham Organ Crawl
An exclusive, first time on-foot event, showcasing the music and architecture of three Durham churches of historical significance, paired with three courses of fine food and drinks.
November 13, 2015, 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Durham Arts Council sincerely thanks The Pit, The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham and Core Catering for providing the food for this special event.
A big thank you to the performers and speakers of this event. Rozanna Vancil Goocey, Timothy Holley, Dan Long, Thomas Brown, Kathryn Cain Parkins, Lesley Curtis and Terry Byrd Eason.
And a big Thank You to the hosts of this wonderful event!
Trinity United Methodist Church, St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, and First Presbyterian Church
Top of the Town Progressive Dinner
Amazing food and stunning private art collections at three Downtown Durham lofts…and all within walking distance!
April 16, 2016, 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
A big Thank You to the hosts of this wonderful event: Aaron Averill and Stacy Jasper, Nnenna & Phil Freelon, Bart Westdorp & Nina Be
Durham Arts Council sincerely thanks Gonza Tacos y Tequila, Heavenly Smoke BBQ and Refectory Cafe for providing the food for this special event.
An inspired multi-arts evening hosted by Mark Higgins
Home of DAC Board Vice President, Mark Higgins to celebrate Dolce Vita, the “sweet life”. Good food, hospitality and art.
The evening included a delicious dinner in the Dunbarton home of culinary-talented Mark Higgins. His art collection which includes an eclectic assortment of painting, photography and sculpture, from figurative to abstract.
June 4, 2016 at 6:30–9pm
A big THANK YOU to Mark Higgins. What a wonderful evening and warm experience he created!