There’s always something happening at the Dougherty Arts Center! Take part in a variety of events including theatre performances, gallery openings, and workshops.
Building Your Audience Artist Resource Center Professional Development Workshop Series Wednesday, August 8 6:30-8:30pm FREE
The best way to successfully sell your work is by building relationships with potential buyers and collectors over time. Learn about building your audience through promotional materials, websites and social media, mailing lists, and in person connections.
Artist Talk: Dimitri Gudgenov Wednesday, August 8 7-8pm FREE
Discover the work of Dimitri Gudgenov while the artist discusses his abstract sculptures that explore the tension between synthetically produced forms and mundane materials.
Date Night at the DAC: aGLIFF Pre-Fest Party and Film Screening Wednesday, August 22 7-9:30pm FREE
The Dougherty Arts Center is proud to partner with aGLIFF (All Genders, Lifestyles, and Identities Film Festival) to host a special screening of the Sundance Official Selection film “Pit Stop” by local Austin director Yen Tan. To celebrate the five year anniversary of its success, Mr. Tan and fellow cast and crew will be in attendance and will be a part of a post-show Q & A.
Pre show entertainment will include music, art, and food, as well as the chance to register for badges to this year’s aGLIFF!
About the Film: Pit Stop takes a subtle and eloquent approach in telling the parallel stories of two gay men in a small Texas town. Far from the gay centers of the world, director Yen Tan explores the complex and often forgotten lives of gay men in small-town America. The understated, contemplative nature of the main characters Ernesto and Gabe’s story is told from the perspective of an observer, allowing us—even if just for a moment—to understand what it means to be an outsider.
This film contains adult themes and may not be suitable for people under 16.
Open Mic Night @ the DAC Tuesday, August 28 7-8:30pm FREE
Open Mic Night @ The DAC is back by popular demand!
Bring your voice, poetry, beats, moves, jokes, ribbon dancing and skating poodles! Show off what you are made of, or sit back and enjoy the entertainment as fellow Austinites take the stage. Coffee bar included.
Sign up for performances will begin at 6:45pm, show begins at 7pm and run until there are no more participants.
Acts that promote or glorify hatred, violence, racial, sexual, or religious intolerance, or contain obscene material are prohibited. For more information or questions regarding appropriate material, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Artist Reception: Three Kinds of Order Wednesday, August 29 7-9pm FREE
Explore the work of three Austin-based artists in their group exhibit, Three Kinds of Order. Enjoy light refreshments while speaking with the artists and like-minded art enthusiasts.
"The quiet cross-fade between the abstraction in the works of Alexandra Robinson, Rebecca Rothfus Harrell, and Naomi Schlinke, takes place in the spaces between heartbeats, in the pause. The work that they present in Three Kinds of Order uses their own dialects of abstraction, communicating different approaches, but from the same root language." -Michael Anthony Garcia 2018