Improv for Building a Resilient Mindset: Navigating Tension and Uncertainty Through Collaboration and Support
Tuesday, December 5, 2023, 6:30 – 8pm
Though known best as a form of entertainment, Improv Comedy provides ideas and concrete tools that help us adapt to the unexpected, building resiliency, and finding what serves us best in the moment. This workshop led by Kristin Henn utilizes improv exercises to help us navigate tension & uncertainty through collaboration and support. Lighthearted, and fun, we promise a lot of laughter along the way.
Artist Reception for "Senderos del desierto II", "Finding Wholeness", and "Colored Sensations: A Synesthete’s Vision of Letters, Numbers & Time"
Wednesday, December 6, 2023 7-9pm
Join us at the Julia C. Butridge Gallery for the Artist Reception for "Senderos del desierto II" by Salvador Rodriguez, "Finding Wholeness" by Alex Abbott, and "Colored Sensations: A Synesthete’s Vision of Letters, Numbers & Time" by Jenny Swannack.
A Pop-Up Arts Experience for Caregiver & Child Friday, December 8, 2023 10-11am
Art in Cahoots is a free one-hour event designed for prekindergarten-age students with an accompanying adult caregiver. Each will include sensory, multi-disciplinary, process-based arts activities for children and caregivers to experience together.
Spots are limited. Registration on Eventbrite is recommended in advance to reserve your space.
The Austin Puppet Incident is an annual event of puppetry for adult audiences. Local artists work in collaboration to create short pieces using a variety of puppetry techniques including shadow, hand and rod, tabletop, object and physical theater. A showcase of naughty, heartbreaking, harrowing, hilarious and always original stories through the medium of animated objects. The Austin Puppet Incident is a joint creation of Glass Half Full Theatre and Trouble Puppet Theater Company and is funded in part by the Puppet Slam Network and the City of Austin Cultural Arts Department.
Artist Talk: Salvador Rodriguez, Alex Abbott, and Jenny Swannack
Wednesday, December 13, 2023 7-9pm
Learn firsthand the processes, inspiration, and techniques of artists Salvador Rodriguez, Alex Abbott, and Jenny Swannack.
The Dougherty Story Hour is an inclusive story time with books selected to engage young artists! Stories will be read by Dougherty Arts Center staff and volunteers, selected from the Dougherty Arts Center’s school collections and the City of Austin Public Library.
On Saturday, December 16, 2023 from 11am-12pm, we’ll be exploring the books “Frederick”, “The Shortest Day” and “The Insomniacs.”
Calling all gardeners, new and old! Come out and help the Dougherty Arts Center expand our raised gardens.
Assist with building two new raised beds, filling with dirt and compost, as well as cleaning out and amending the current garden beds. Wear long sleeves and pants, sun protection, and close-toed shoes. Feel free to bring a refillable water bottle and work gloves, if you have them.
An in-person event Wednesday, December 20, 2023 7-9:30pm
Come to the Dougherty Arts Center on Wednesday, December 20, 2023, and take in a screening of the 2020 documentary The Booksellers. Explore the world of rare books collectors and dealers in New York, celebrating book culture and book lovers alike!
While you’re at the DAC, why not also prepare for the holidays with an early celebration of Jolabokaflod, the Icelandic tradition of giving and receiving new books. DAC will have a collection of books ready for the swap, so bring your own to spread the love of reading and holidays!
This event is free! Registration is required for the film screening, as space is limited.
The Artist Resource Center is pleased to host free monthly professional development workshops for artists. Covering a different topic each month, our workshops give artists the tools to develop and advance their careers in the arts.
The Austin Parks and Recreation Department is taking the next steps toward moving the Dougherty Arts Center out of the beloved naval center and into a newly envisioned building to be constructed on Butler Shores Park.