There’s always something happening at the Dougherty Arts Center! Take part in a variety of events including theatre performances, gallery openings, and workshops!
Artist Resource Center Professional Development Workshop Series
Grants & Funding for Artists
Wednesday, February 4, 2020
The Artist Resource Center at the Dougherty Arts Center is pleased to offer FREE Professional Development Workshops for Artists!
Applying for grants and cultural funding is a great way for artists to pay for projects. Learn the ins and outs of the grant application process, the role of non-profits as fiscal sponsors for individual artists, and what funding is available through the City of Austin.
Texas Comedies Presents: Bonnie & Clyde, A Musical Comedy
February 6-15, 2020,
An irreverent musical comedy about the times and crimes of the infamous Bonnie and Clyde. For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.texascomedies.com
Drag Queen Story Time
Friday, February 14, 2020
10:30am - 11:30am
Let your imagination soar as we take a silly, lighthearted adventure into a book with Miss Kitty Litter ATX, everyone's favorite storyteller! Drag Queen Story Time is the perfect way to spend Valentine’s Day with your little ones. Each participant will also have the opportunity to create their very own book to take home! Drag Queen Story Time at The Dougherty Arts Center is free and appropriate for all ages, however may be most appropriate for children ages 2-6 and their caregivers. The Dougherty Arts Center is a safe, inclusive space for all to create and play with respect. Disruptive or disrespectful behavior will not be tolerated. For more information please email DACTheater@austintexas.gov.
Date Night @ The DAC: Art After Dark
February 19, 2020
Enjoy Art After Dark with a special mingling of art activities, refreshments, and great conversation. Listen to the mixings of a local DJ while you explore BEYOND THE WALL, a new exhibit by KB, Katie Lehn, and Adam Stratton that honors the uniqueness of their individual practices. Celebrate 2D and 3D works that create a fluid experience, then delve into art as social practice by creating an artist trading card. Leave yours and take home a one-of-a-kind work by someone else.
Shrewd Productions Presents: Alabaster
February 21 - March 7, 2020
Thursdays through Saturdays
8PM Artist Access Program Production
A noted photographer sets out to explore the topography of “scars.” Her journey lands her in the mysterious realm of an undiscovered folk artist hiding away on a small farm in North Alabama. This intimate portrait explores the meaning and purpose of art and the struggle of the lost and tortured souls that seek to create it. For more information or tickets visit http://www.shrewdproductions.com/
DAC Theater Social Story
A social story is a tool that helps individuals plan for a positive experience during an event or situation that may be unfamiliar to them. Social stories help individuals know what to expect by guiding them through the experience. They are often used by individuals on the autism spectrum. The Dougherty Arts Center’s Theater Social Story explains the general activities and situations an individual may experience when attending a performance in the theater. For more information about a specific performance, individuals may call 512-974-4045 or email DACTheater@austintexas.gov