There’s always something happening at the Dougherty Arts Center! Take part in a variety of events including theatre performances, gallery openings, and workshops!
Photographing Your Work
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 (note this has been rescheduled from 4/3)
Artists need all kinds of photography to show off their talent and craftsmanship – from Jury Photos to Headshots to Product Images for an online store or portfolio. In this workshop brought to you by the Artist Resource Center and Crafting Exposure, we will discuss what makes for quality photography for your art, 2D or 3D, whether you do it yourself or hire a professional. With these best practices, you will be armed to pursue more art opportunities with a greater chance at success.
We are excited to welcome guest speaker Annie Winsett of for this workshop.
Annie Winsett is the owner and head photographer of Crafting Exposure. Her business was born out of a passion for the local art community and a desire to support their ongoing development. Her offerings range from photography to consulting to marketing. She’s worked with a wide array of Austin artists in furthering their creative careers.
Date Night @ The DAC: Bike Night – RESCHEDULED for April 25, 7-9pm Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 7-9pm
Due to the forecast of inclement weather, the Dougherty Arts Center event, Date Night @ The DAC: Bike Night, has been rescheduled for Thursday, April 25, 2019, from 7-9pm.
Celebrate Austin’s vibrant cycling community with the DAC and local bike nonprofits including the Hill Country Ride for AIDS, and Social Cycling Austin. Learn how to transform kitty litter buckets into bike baskets with Bikes Across Borders, and enjoy a screening of the short film “Like Riding a Bike.” Make old things new again with Ghisallo Cycling Initiative who will lead crafting projects using upcycled bike parts. Bikers and bike-enthusiasts of all skill levels are welcome to join!
Glass Half Full Presents “Once There Were Six Seasons: Interactive”
April 19 through May 4, 2019
Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 2pm and 7pm, Mondays at 7pm
Once There Were Six Seasons, a reboot of Glass Half Full Theatre’s 2014 award-winning production about climate change, returns in the form of manipulated landscapes, miniature puppets, and Lucha Libre/ WWE wrestlers. This time the audience shares the stage in an intimate setting. For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.glasshalffulltheatre.com
Zilker Hillside Theatre
South Asian New Year Festival Hosted by The Texas Bengali Cultural Alliance
Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 11am-7:30pm
EVENT UPDATE: Due to inclement weather, the South Asian New Year Festival has rescheduled from its original event date of Saturday, April 13, to Sunday, April 14, 2019.
The South Asian New Year Festival ("Pohela Boishakh"), is an annual outdoor celebration showcasing the culture and diversity of South Asia. Now in its 18th year, The South Asian New Year Festival draws over 5,000 people each year. The Hillside Theater Stage will feature live dance and music performances along with authentic programs highlighting the colorful diversity of South Asian Culture. Off stage, visitors will be enticed to enjoy the wonderful foods and merchandise available in the Bazaar. With food, ethnic clothing, jewelry, crafts, henna & more - this festival has all the ingredients to represent the rich tapestry of South Asian culture! For more information visit www.sasianfest.com