There’s always something happening at the Dougherty Arts Center! Take part in a variety of events including theatre performances, gallery openings, and workshops.
Laura Caffrey - Reject/Respect Opening Reception Saturday, June 16 1-3pm FREE
Twenty years of carefully crafted intimate assemblages by Austin-based artist Laura Caffrey depict beauty in the intentionally discarded and the inadvertently abandoned. The influences of her careers in picture framing, architectural history, and a handywoman are evident in her work, as are her passions as a memory keeper and reliquary-maker.
Exhibit Dates: Saturday, June 16 to Saturday, August 25, 2018
Someday You'll Be Sorry
Date Night at the DAC: Car Meet Wednesday, June 20 7-9pm FREE
Calling all custom cars, motorcycles and enthusiasts. Participate in a Car Meet at the DAC. No date required! Bring yourself, your friends, your family and your car. Meet other folks whose passion rolls on wheels and take a closer look at various builds and modifications.
Dougherty Arts Center Community Open House Thursday, June 21 5:30-8pm FREE
The City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department would like for you to join us for a community open house at the Dougherty Arts Center (DAC) on Thursday,
The DAC has brought joy, education and entertainment to students and visitors for 40 years. However, it has also increasingly faced challenges. The Austin Parks and Recreation Department, along with a consulting team led by RVi, is in the process of creating preliminary plans for redevelopment of the Dougherty Arts Center, and a key component of this process is collecting input from the building users and the general public. This open house will give the community an opportunity to learn more about the redevelopment project, speak with representatives from the project team and submit feedback.
On June 23, artist, J Muzacz and Austin Lowriding team up to bring you an Opening Reception for J Muzacz’s exhibit, Stained SLABs and a lowrider car showcase. Explore the Julia C. Butridge Gallery filled with paintings inspired by the culture in the American south and reminiscent of urban art and stained glass. Cruise the Austin Lowriding Showcase and take a close look at the layers of candy coats containing original artwork on custom cars. Grab a bite to eat from Kreyol Korner or Noble Sandwich Co., enjoy a beverage from Strange Land Brewery, Texas Sake Co. or Dulce Vida, listen to DJs from Latin Freestyle and visit the SprATX and Hope Outdoor Gallery booths!
Open Mic Night @ The DAC Tuesday, June 26, 2018 7-8:30pm FREE
Open Mic Night @ The DAC is back by popular demand! 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. Coffee bar included. Sign up for performances will begin at 6:45pm, show begins at 7pm and run until there are no more participants.