Live Performances

Get together to enjoy live performances by musicians and storytellers


The Dalles Art Center has hosted live performances in the exhibition gallery to bring all the arts together for a unique experience. Our gallery space has been transformed to host duets like RONA or large ensembles like Europotopia. We also host other performances by storytellers and other performative artists. 


Haunting Stories, Poems, Songs and Lore in Celebration of Samhain (Halloween) and the Day of the Dead. Join master storyteller Will Hornyak in a wild and harrowing romp through Mexican folktales, Irish legends and Greek myths in a performance for mature audiences, ages 14 and older. If you have young ones, The Dalles Library will host Bonechillers that will give them a tinge of the spooky at 3pm.  

Will Hornyak weaves together a wide web of oral traditions into the engaging and well crafted performances.  A nationally touring storyteller Will has performed at festivals throughout the United States. An Oregon favorite, he has performed as a full-time professional storyteller since 1994.

“Storyteller par excellence…endless wit, boundless enthusiasm…transports audiences young and old into a timeless realm of imagination.”  

-The Oregonian 


October 29th at 7pm at TDAC
$10 Suggested Donation     

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Boccato Quarteto

June 9th at Old St. Peter's

TDAC is proud to host Rogerio Boccato and his Quarteto at St. Pete's on Thursday, June 9th at 7:30. Come an hour earlier to participate in his workshop on Latin Rhythms from Brazil, Musical Styles and the concert program. Special Guest James Edmund Greeley, Warms Springs Reservation, will be playing his flute with Rogerio's Group. 


Would you like to learn more about the music? Click to hear the sounds.


Date: June 9, 2022

Time: 6:30pm, Concert at 7:30pm

Cost: $10

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TDAC is proud to collaborate with Rian Beach and Jackalope Jamboree to produce 4th on Fourth, a monthly concert every fourth Friday of the month from April to September on 4th Street between Court and Washington Street. We wanted a free event that would bring the community together and provide local businesses and non-profit organizations an opportunity to fundraise and increase revenues. The show is funded by our proud sponsors and in-kind donations of our community members.

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