The Julia C. Butridge Gallery is located in the heart of the arts district adjacent to the Long Center and Butler Park at the Dougherty Arts Center, a multi-cultural community arts center providing opportunities for creative expression to citizens for over 41 years. Visitors enjoy an exceptional 2,000 square feet of exhibit space in the main gallery, and an additional 480 square feet in newly renovated gallery space. The natural collision of creative activity at the arts center contributes to the gallery’s longstanding reputation among the arts community as an accessible and nurturing venue and incubator, ideal for emerging and established artists. The gallery is free and open to the public.

Due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases, the DAC will be closed to the public beginning on Friday, July 3. Read more here.

Live & Local
An Austin Museum Day event!

September 20, 2020
2 - 4pm

The Dougherty Arts Center annually provides free visual arts activities during Austin Museum Day. This year, the event is virtual! Local artists will open their virtual doors for a look at life inside their studios with Live Studio Sessions via Zoom. Then discover even more artwork by browsing a resource page with images and websites of Local Artists!
Live & Local Webpage

August 2020

Rediscover our City’s unique character and voice through this month-long festival celebrating local photographers. This year, FotoATX is going virtual! Visit our interactive webpage to learn more about DAC artists, Amar Gupta, Sarah Luna, and Michelle Gardella. We invite you to support these artists and browse online content, visit their websites, and interact with their social media.


Summer 2020 Exhibits

Visit our interactive webpage to learn more about exhibiting artists, Nora McMillen Burke, Jon Nelson, and Marianne Levy. 


Spring Exhibits

Learn more about Susannah Haddad, Austin Community College, and Nancy Wood and explore works ranging from ceramic Sriracha bottles and abstract landscape views, to digital renderings of the Texas Hill Country.


2020 Gallery Season

Through a rigorous selection process involving an anonymous panel of jurors and final approval by Dougherty Arts Center Management, 22 exhibits have been selected for the 2020 Gallery Season and 5 artists have been selected to display as a Featured Artists in the Artist Resource Center.

2020 Gallery Season Flyer