There’s always something happening at the Dougherty Arts Center! Take part in a variety of events including theatre performances, gallery openings, and workshops.
Dougherty Arts Center 40 Year Anniversary Gala
Friday, September 28, 2018
The Dougherty Arts Center wants to thank the Austin community for 40 years! Join in the fun and celebrate with DAC family and friends. The evening will begin with all ages, family friendly fun including a Synth Petting Zoo provided by Feedback Alliance, giant spirographs, selfie stations and a special performance by Midnight Butterfly! Stick around after 7pm and enjoy a piece of tasty cake courtesy of Kelly’s Cakes, small bites and music by DJ CASS&RA.
This event is Free!
Schedule of Events
5-7pm Family friendly art activities and performances by Midnight Butterfly and Feedback Alliance
7-10pm Dance mixed by DJ CASS&RA, small bites, drinks and art activities!
Glass Half Full Presents The Cucuy Project September 14, 15, 21, 22, 2018 8pm
The Cucuy Project is a Work-in-Progress sharing of an original Latinx horror/ suspense play featuring puppetry and live performers from Glass Half Full Theatre, presented in coordination with the Dougherty Arts Center.
Women & Non-Binary Artist Meet-up & Pop Up Show Monday, September 17, 2018 7:00-8:30pm FREE
Featuring an opening address from exhibiting artist Blair Gallacher.
Bring a piece of work to display, any medium is welcome! Enjoy our current exhibits of Austin-based artists. Converse and connect with members of the local art community, and celebrate a showcase of artworks by women and non-binary artists. Light refreshments served.
Date Night @ The DAC: Pet Appreciation Party! Wednesday, September 19, 2018 7-9pm FREE
Whether your best friend has fur, scales or feathers, bring them by and immortalize your beloved pet with a custom pet portrait that you create with the assistance of a DAC artist. Haven't met your soul mate yet? That's okay, Austin Animal Shelter will be onsite with adoptable dogs just waiting for their forever home.
Other fun activities include tie dye bandanas, an agility course and more! Snacks (both human and pet friendly) will be available.
Austin Museum Day
Sunday, September 23, 2018, 12pm – 4pm
Tune in to our best DAC mixtape and free your mind while you create a one of a kind abstract work of art inspired by our newest exhibits Three Kinds of Order, and Sound & Vision.
Reception: Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 7pm – 9pm
Exhibit Dates: September 29 to October 27, 2018 FREE
Lockhart is drawn to the immediacy and spontaneity of street and documentary photography. His approach to printing images uses labor intensive, handmade methods from the 19th century. The result is a body of work which is focused on underlying style, process and the syntax of print, rather than thematic or conceptual priorities. Join us for light refreshments and speak with the artist while exploring a selection of handmade prints created in a variety of alternative processes.
Summer Under Lamar
Grants & Funding for Artists Artist Resource Center Professional Development Workshop Series Wednesday, October 3 6:30-8:30pm FREE
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 and completion process, and what funding is available through the City of Austin.