There’s always something happening at the Dougherty Arts Center! Take part in a variety of events including theatre performances, gallery openings, and workshops.
Date Night @ the DAC - Cumbia! Wednesday, May 16, 2018 7-9pm FREE
Originally a courtship dance practiced along the coasts of Columbia and Panama, Cumbia has transformed over the centuries into one of the most popular genres to emerge from Latin America. Celebrate heart thumping club beats provided by Chulita Vinyl Club along with playful dance instruction from professional Latin dance instructor Melissa Corpus of MeliSamba. Bring a friend or make one on the spot!
West Austin Studio Tour May 19-20, 2018 11am-6pm
Mark your calendars! The JCB Gallery is proudly hosting three participating artists in Big Medium’s West Austin Studio Tour 2018! WEST is a free, annual, self-guided art event spanning two weekends and provides opportunities for the public to meet the artists and artisans of Austin in creative spaces.
Click here for information about our WEST artists.
CARMEN takes the well-known opera as a jumping-off point and presents an all-Latinx cast performing a devised theatre piece exploring borders, survival, gender, and love. Set in El Paso, queer night life clashes with ICE raids as we use telenovela tropes to reinvent the tale of passion, jealousy, and familia. In a time of #dreamers, #borderwall and #metoo, CARMEN seeks to find both resistance and humor in chaotic times. Generic Ensemble Company is a Resident Theatre Organization of the Dougherty Arts Center through the Museums and Cultural Programs Division of the Parks and Recreation Department. Three weeks only.
Directed by kt shorb. Featuring: Siri Gurudev, Adam Martinez, Eva McQuade, Joseph Quintana, Cassie Reveles, Saray de Jesus Rosales, Jesus I. Valles, Marina Weikel, and Dillon Yruegas. Lighting Design by Aaron Curry. Costume and Properties Design by Jana Zek.
Open Mic Night @ The DAC Tuesday, May 22, 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.
Artist Resource Center Professional Development Workshop Series Preparing a Visual Portfolio June 6, 2018 6:30-8pm FREE
An art portfolio is a great way to showcase your best work and show the world what you do. Learn about all of the components of a great portfolio including photographing your work, writing an artist statement and biography, creating your résumé, and tailoring your portfolio for submittal.