There’s always something happening at the Dougherty Arts Center! Take part in a variety of events including theatre performances, gallery openings, and workshops.
Date Night @ The DAC: Zine Meet Wednesday, January 16, 2019 7-9pm FREE
Calling all Zine makers, buyers, collectors and connoisseurs! Mix and mingle with fellow like-minded folk, create new works and indulge in all things independent press worthy. This casual, inclusive event is open to all levels of zine fanatics. Whether you are so new to the concept you pronounce it incorrectly, or you are a 30 year veteran of the genre, all are welcome. Attendees will have the chance contribute artwork or written work to a community collaborated zine, as well as create their own mini masterpiece. Local authors and archivists from Zine organizations will be onsite as well to showcase and swap their work and knowledge.
We encourage all zine authors to participate! If you are interested in tabling or showcasing your independent publication at this event, please email DACTheater@austintexas.gov.
Dave McClinton: Despite it All Artist Talk: Wednesday, January 23, 7pm Exhibit Dates: January 11 - February 9, 2019 FREE
McClinton’s digital collages illustrate the inner life of a black person, from innocent to informed, and how the weight of American history can either crush or harden a person.
Open Mic Night at The DAC Tuesday, January 29, 2019 7:00pm FREE
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.
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 DACTheater@austintexas.gov.
Pricing Your Art Artist Resource Center Professional Development Workshop Series Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 6:30-8pm FREE
Choosing a fair price for your artwork can be an intimidating task. Learn about the local art market, and how to price your pieces based on time, labor, and cost of materials.
One Artist Reception, Three Amazing Artists Wednesday, February 13, 7-9pm FREE
The Dougherty Arts Center will be hosting an Artist Reception for the amazing artists in all three Julia C. Butridge Galleries! Take a seat on the artwork of Denise Elliott Jones, become the moving component of Robert Aker's kinetic sculptures, and feel inspired by the women portrayed in Amber Kaiser's prints.
Light refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public.