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Durham Arts Council, Inc.
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Durham, NC 27701

Come face-to-face with the arts in Durham.


Cook, Eat, Drink, and Be Creative Supporting the Arts at The Inaugural a l' ART Culinary Series

sponsored by The
Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham
to support Durham Arts Council

Pasta Perfecto

Saturday, March 11, 2017
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Everyone loves pasta – but how do you get that fresh-from-Nonna’s-kitchen taste and texture? The answer is to make it from scratch. Join us as one of our chefs will lead you on a tour of Italian culinary delights. We will take you through the basics of pasta dough making, rolling and shaping, resulting in hand-made fettuccine and Bolognaise sauce. You will also discuss Italian wine pairings designed to enhance the Italian experience. Buon Appetito!

During the class participants will enjoy working on…

  • Making Fresh Egg pasta
  • Making potato Gnocchi
  • Making Spaghetti
  • Making classic Bolognaise sauce

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All courses are suitable for those 21 years of age or older. Every participant must complete a waiver of liability and release. *All menu items subject to change.

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.

There are some great events coming in 2016 and 2017. Please check back here often for details or JOIN OUR MAILING LIST to get email updates on events and more.

We wish you bon appetit!

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.

Dolce Vita

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! 

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