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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Arts Calendar

Butridge Gallery: 2020 Call For Artists

The Julia C. Butridge Gallery is now accepting exhibit proposals for 2020. Located at the Dougherty Arts Center in the heart of the arts district, the JCB Gallery is known for its diverse exhibitions of artists and their work. Deadline: Sun., Feb 17, 2019.

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.

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Date Night at the DAC: The Art of Chill

Enjoy a free blacklight yoga class with Sol de los Santos, featuring a live DJ; then wind down with bubbly & chocolate, a create-your-own-essential-oils lab, coloring books, and ASMR videos. Wed., Dec. 19, 7-9pm. Free.

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