The Julia C. Butridge Gallery is located in the heart of the arts district adjacent to the Long Center and Butler Park at the Dougherty Arts Center, a multi-cultural community arts center providing opportunities for creative expression to citizens for over 41 years. Visitors enjoy an exceptional 2,000 square feet of exhibit space in the main gallery, and an additional 480 square feet in newly renovated gallery space. The natural collision of creative activity at the arts center contributes to the gallery’s longstanding reputation among the arts community as an accessible and nurturing venue and incubator, ideal for emerging and established artists. The gallery is free and open to the public.

Due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases, the DAC will be closed to the public. Read more here.

Fall 2020 Exhibits

Discover the artists who were scheduled to exhibit during the Fall of 2020. Due to COVID-19, their shows have been postponed but you can still explore their art practice on our Fall Exhibits page.
Whether they are looking to the past to inspire the future of the arts, imagining a future without human, or celebrating the presence of tradition, artists Jonathan Paul Jackson, Emma Hadzi Antich, and Leticia Mosqueda create worth that not only causes a viewer to reflect, but urges them to act.
Enter Fall Exhibits Page Here


Visit our interactive webpage to learn more about photographers Amar Gupta, Sarah Luna, and Michelle Gardella. Enjoy beautiful images celebrating the concepts of being, belonging, and community.


Summer 2020 EXHIBITS

Visit our interactive webpage to learn more about exhibiting artists, Nora McMillen Burke, Jon Nelson, and Marianne Levy and explore works including whimsical sculptures and paintings rich with symbolism



Delve into the work of Cara Jackson, B. Shawn Cox, and Layla Luna and view artworks ranging in media from acrylic and flashe paint to origami and fiber.


Spring 2020 EXHIBITS

Learn more about Susannah Haddad, Austin Community College, and Nancy Wood and explore works ranging from ceramic Sriracha bottles and abstract landscape views, to digital renderings of the Texas Hill Country.


Live & Local
An Austin Museum Day event!

Discover locally made artwork by browsing a resource page with images and websites of artists who are part of Dougherty Arts Center JCB Gallery and Austin Art-O-Rama programs!
Live & Local Webpage


2020 Gallery Season

Through a rigorous selection process involving an anonymous panel of jurors and final approval by Dougherty Arts Center Management, 22 exhibits have been selected for the 2020 Gallery Season and 5 artists have been selected to display as a Featured Artists in the Artist Resource Center.

2020 Gallery Season Flyer



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