"cease(less)"  is a exhibit by K. Pershon that examines ADHD and emotional regulation. The work features wave photography taken at Lake Michigan during the frigid winter months.
      "I am struck by the waves. I am swept off the shore into the waters of emotional upheaval, unable to find my footing even though still shallow enough to stand. I kick my feet and gulp for air as anger, frustration, and anxiety hit with a crash and pull me under. I know my gasps are extraneous but knowing doesn’t stop the feelings of panic over the loss of control. I am also well aware of the absurdity; drowning in the shallow end of my emotions."

— K. Pershon
Tonight, June 10th at 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Amok & Ok, I-R, Sean Stynes | Poetry by: Edie Roberts
 Saturday, June 11th doors at 7:00PM
     Music and Poetry Show Featuring: Amok & Ok, I-R, Sean Styles with Poetry by: Edie Roberts.
Artist Open Studio Evening - Arts for All!
Tuesday, June 14th from 6:00PM - 9:00PM
   Arts for All! The Artist Connect is a monthly series that will be an open studio for artists, makers, and creatives in West Michigan. It's designed to connect with the local artistic community, and we invite you to join us for an evening of creativity and conversation.
     This event is free! Our host Cultivate is providing paper and pens, but we encourage artists and creatives to bring their own materials. We invite artmaking of all kinds: drawing, painting, embroidery, macrame, graphic design and digital art, or any other craft you enjoy!
Vinyl Night - Thursday | Harmony Brewing Company
Thursday, June 16th doors at 8:00PM
     Vinyl Night is back!

     Every Thursday guest DJs take over our soundsystem playing tracks straight from their personal collection.

     Visit Harmony Brewing Company for full calendar of events.
Comedy Night: Tyler Ross, Haleigh Ross, Simon Carlson, Brianna Blackburn, Hunter Miles
Friday, June 17th at 7:00PM
Join us for a night of laughs! Stand-up comedy featuring:
Tyler Ross
Haleigh Potter
Simon Carlson
Brianna Blackburn
Hunter Miles
Life Drawing - Studio Evening
Tuesday, June 21st from 6:00PM - 9:00PM
     We invite you to join us for Life Drawing Studio with Cultivate. We are so excited to draw and work with you.This evening is for beginning to advanced artists as we draw our live model. Every session begins with 20 minutes of gesture drawing. If unfamiliar, these are poses that are quick and meant for warming up. Following gestures, the model will pose for 10 and 20-minute increments. Our educator, Shannon Mack, will conduct one complete demonstration each session and is happy to provide any further guidance.

     We will supply large format paper, graphite pencils, charcoal, and masonite boards for drawing. We invite you to bring your sketchbook, drawing materials of choice, and easel if you would like.
Studying the figure is a great opportunity to sharpen observational skills and to capture anatomy with self-expression and intuition.
   Note: for these events at the DAAC, our model will be wearing clothes.
Rat Chasm (CHI), Deadlines, Mileage
Thursday, June 23rd doors at 7:00PM
    Music Show featuring: Rat Chasm (CHI), Deadlines, Mileage.
Alma Russ, Noble Hobo, Ben Traverse
Friday, June 24th doors at 7:00PM
     Music Show Featuring: Alma Russ, Noble Hobo, Ben Traverse.
Public DAAC Meeting
     Want to get more involved at the DAAC? Come out to the next Public Meeting at the DAAC in person or virtually where you can ask questions about what we do, pitch your idea for an event, meet new people, learn about volunteer opportunities, and hear about upcoming events! Join us Sunday, June 26th from 11:00AM-12:00PM.
 Masks and COVID check-in required for all events.
Fundraiser Updates!

     Thank you to everyone who donated to our Fractured Atlas campaign. Although we sadly did not win the contest, as a result of your generosity, we were able to raise $435 in new donations from 8 donors. We also gained 2 new sustainable, monthly donors! We appreciate everyone who participated and couldn't do it without you all. Thank you!

P.S. Both are bathroom are back! Thank you for your continued patience and support.

Volunteer at the DAAC
   Volunteers for upcoming music and art shows! We need you help to keep the DAAC events running smoothly. Our next Volunteer Training is Saturday, June 11th from 2:00PM-4:00PM. If you're interested in volunteering just fill out our Volunteer Application. You can find all of the DAAC's volunteer positions on

Other Ways to Support the DAAC

     Help the DAAC thrive and get great Donor Awards while you're at it. Your contributions over the years has been so helpful to keeping the DAAC going and we wanted to show our gratitude by mailing you gifts! 

  • $1/monthly or $12/year = Holographic Vinyl Sticker (Ages 18 & under)
  • $5/month or $60/year = Enamel Donor Pin
  • $10/month or $120/year = Sketch book + Tote bag
  • $15/month or $180/year = Local Band Album Pack this month featuring: 
        Ditch Lily “By the Prairie Songs” (CD & digital download)
        Fiona Dickinson “PONY” (digital download)
        Bermuda Teenager/Opulent Ardor split “I Have Never Felt So Alone”            (cassette & digital download)
       Vagabonds “Liminal Space” (CD & digital download)   

  • $20/month or $240/year = Beverages at shows + Name on Donor Wall
  • $25/month or $300/year = Local Artist Print Pack
Don't forget to book your next show or art event at the DAAC!
All shows are all ages, masks will be required for entry, capacity of 65 (including performers & volunteers), and of course please be respectful and remember this is a substances free venue.

If you'd like to help out and donate to the DAAC:
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