Durham Arts Council
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Durham Arts Council, Inc.
120 Morris Street
Durham, NC 27701
919.560.ARTS











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

DAC Facility

The Durham Arts Council is located in Downtown Durham, North Carolina, at the corner of Morris and Morgan Streets. We are directly behind the Carolina Theatre and Marriott Hotel Civic Center and across the street from the SouthBank building.

Durham Arts Council, Inc.
120 Morris Street
Durham, NC 27701
919-560-2787

Directions to DAC
From Chapel Hill:
The 15-501 way...
Take 15-501 North to I-85 North. Exit on Gregson Street going South (to the right). Go down Gregson for about 12 blocks and turn left onto Main Street. Go down Main Street to the third light and turn left. This is Morris Street. The Durham Arts Council is immediately on your right.

The 751 way...
Take 751 (Hope Valley Road) north to University Drive. Turn right onto University. After approximately two miles, just past the Lowes grocery store on the right, University splits into Duke Street and Lakewood Avenue. Turn left onto Duke Street. Take Duke Street to Main Street and turn right onto Main. At the second light, turn left. This is Morris Street. The Durham Arts Council is immediately on your right.

From Raleigh:
The I-40 way...
Take I-40 West to 147 North, the Durham Freeway. After approximately 5 miles, take the Duke Street exit (one way, North). Go three blocks to Main Street and turn right. Go down Main Street to the second light and turn left. This is Morris Street. The Durham Arts Council is immediately on your right.

The 70 way...
Take Highway 70 West to I-85 and take the Gregson Street exit going south. Go about 12 blocks on Gregson to Main Street. Turn left on Main Street. Go to the third light and turn left. This is Morris Street. The Durham Arts Council is immediately on your right.

From Points West:
Take I-85 North to the Gregson Street exit. Travel south for about 12 blocks until you get to Main Street. Turn left onto Main Street. Go to the third light and turn left onto Morris Street. The DAC is immediately on your right.

From Points East:
Take I-85 South to the Gregson Street exit. Take Gregson Street south and go for about 12 blocks until you get to Main Street. Turn left on Main Street and go the third light. This is Morris Street. Turn left and the DAC is immediately on your right.

Parking

There is public parking available at and around the Durham Arts Council. These parking areas are owned by the City of Durham and managed by Central Parking System. Durham Arts Council has no control or responsibility for these parking areas.

  • Manning Place parking lot beside the Durham Arts Council is. There are 6 handicapped parking spaces in the Manning Place parking lot. In the Manning Place parking lot there is no parking allowed in front of the dumpsters or behind the dumpsters. This area is reserved for dock loading and unloading for DAC. Temporary passes can be acquired from DAC for loading and unloading.
  • Morris Street on-street parking is free with a one-hour limit from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM Monday through Friday. These areas are monitored by Lanier Parking Solutions and violators will be ticketed. There is no ticketing in these free parking areas after 6:00 PM Monday through Friday or weekends.
  • Morgan Street on-street parking is free with a 30-minute or two-hour limit depending on location from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM Monday through Friday. These areas are monitored by Lanier Parking Solutions and violators will be ticketed. There is no ticketing in these free parking areas after 6:00 PM Monday through Friday or weekends.
    • If you are ticketed and wish to appeal, you may do so by calling 680-2481 for more information on how to appeal a parking citation.
  • Your best bet for parking is across the street from the Durham Arts Council in the parking deck on the corner of Morris and Morgan Streets called Durham Centre Parking Garage Civic/Arts Center Parking. There are entrances on both Morgan and Morris Streets.

The deck is never closed. Here are some details:

Pricing

  • Weekdays from 8:00 AM until 7:00 PM $1.00 per hour or portion there of. $8.00 daily maximum can pay with cash, credit card or debit card
  • Weekdays after 7:00 PM and Weekends payment by credit card or debit card only.
  • Call 680-2481 for more information. Times and prices may change.

Staffing

  • Supervisor on duty from 7:45 AM-7:30 PM weekdays. Supervisor can be reached by calling 680-2481.
  • Cashiers are on duty at:
    • P-3 Morris Street entrance 8:00 AM-7:00 PM
    • P-1 Morgan Street entrance 8:00 AM-7:00 PM
  • Parking Deck Security is scheduled from 6:00 PM-2:00 AM weeknights and from 10:00 AM-2:00 AM weekends. There are also 2 roving patrols every hour.

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