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Dougherty Arts Center

1110 Barton Springs Rd., 512/974-4000
Once the Naval and Marine Reserve Center, this city-operated cultural facility now educates budding artists instead of sailors and hosts many cultural events. Located on the periphery of the pending arts complex development over and around Palmer Auditorium, the DAC features the Dougherty Arts Theater, a 150-seat auditorium that is available for music, theatre, and dance productions, a large sculpture/pottery studio, and dozens of classrooms. City staff at the DAC also books the Sheffield Hillside Theatre in Zilker Park, across from the main entrance of the Barton Springs pool.
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Butridge Gallery: The South Welcomes You Home

The devolution of the Austin sky. Texas caves reimagined as intergalactic landscapes. The peculiar yet familiar renderings of Southern life. Behold, as artists Mae Crocker, Renee Victor, and Heidi Pitre celebrate the beauty and quirks of this land we call home. Through June 8.

Dougherty Arts Center

The Dougherty Arts School's adult arts program is dedicated to enriching the Austin community with hands-on artistic opportunities, provided skilled artists to teach a variety of classes in ceramics, digital arts, drawing and painting, darkroom photography, and more.

Community Calendar

Date Night at the DAC: Boxtopia

Welcome to Boxtopia, where adults are invited to dive in and build their dream castles, forts, playgrounds, and spaceships from hundreds of large recycled boxes. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the night! Wed., May 22, 7-9pm. Free.

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