Discover local art and artists.  Watch a play under the stars or in a vibrant community theater. Visit a serene and natural setting from the work of a 20th century American sculptor.

Art Centers and Programs

The Parks and Recreation Department provides several options to explore art in your world.

Dougherty Arts Center

The Dougherty Arts Center is an award-winning cultural arts center that offers a variety of visual, performing and digital arts experiences for a broad audience through its three programming components - the Dougherty Arts Center Theater, the Julia C. Butridge Gallery and the Dougherty Arts School. The school features adult and senior art programs as well as youth art classes.

Umlauf Sculpture Garden

The Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum is a serene and natural setting for the work of 20th century American sculptor Charles Umlauf and other contemporary sculptors. It is the garden setting that makes learning about sculpture at the Umlauf so appealing.

Zilker Hillside Theater

The Summer Musical at the Zilker Hillside Theater has been an Austin tradition that has thrilled family audiences for over 50 years. Since the inaugural production, Seventeen, on Sept. 1 and 2, 1959, audiences have gathered each summer to be charmed, engaged and entertained at the theater.

Totally Cool Totally Art

Totally Cool, Totally Art (TCTA) offers free community-based arts education for teenagers who may not otherwise have such opportunities, promoting a philosophy centered on the benefits of arts education for teens. Much more than just an arts and crafts program.