Darlington Arts Center's Future Sensory Play Space

Since 1978, Darlington Arts Center (DAC) has held steadfastly to our mission to build community by providing Every Art for Everyone. Our vision is to reach beyond the walls of our center and connect with our community through the arts. This vision includes plans to utilize our beautiful, expansive grounds to welcome all members of the community to DAC. As our community continues to master the arts, Darlington strives to master the art of community by creating unique and worthwhile artistic experiences.

At Darlington Arts Center, we are working to master the art of community while the community masters the arts. We recognize now that art instruction cannot be successful using one method. There is a multitude of people in our constituency who learn in different ways. The Arts-Focused Sensory Play Space is a new method to provide arts access to the youth in our community. Designed by Lizzie Bracken of Jonathan Splitt Architects in Chicago, IL, the play space touches on many specific needs for children with disabilities. Through auditory, visual, and tactile stimulation, this play space will allow all children to engage with the arts in a unique way.

Click HERE to see the Site Plan!

We are asking our friends and neighbors to join our efforts in raising $35,000 towards the first building phase of this project by August 31, 2023.

Support our efforts HERE!

Have questions or want updates on the Play Space? Contact Assistant Director, Emily Moylan, at engage@darlingtonarts.org.