Dougherty Arts Center

1110 Barton Springs Rd., Austin, 78704, 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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Arts Calendar

DAC Date Night: This Upcycled Life

Discover the world of assemblage art with local artist Laura Caffrey, creator of the current "Reject/Respect" exhibition, using upcycled materials found and collected by Austin Creative Reuse. Hatch up your own assemblage from scratch and unearth the potential masterpieces awaiting in your recycle bin. Wed., July 18, 7-9pm. Free, but RSVP.

Community Calendar

Isabel and the Runaway Train

This is a contemporary jazz/folk musical that serves as a platform to discuss the challenging and painful topics of mental health and sexual abuse. July 13-21. Thu.-Sat., 7pm. $25.

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