The Artist Resource Center is a place for emerging and established artists of all mediums to engage and collaborate. Functioning as a no cost meeting and research space for the arts community, the Artist Resource Center offers the tools for creatives to develop and advance their careers in the arts.
Community bulletin board with artist opportunities and events
Access to Adobe Suite (by appointment)
60" LCD TV with HDMI connection
Artist Resource Library
Available office hours with onsite arts professionals
Coffee and tea station
This is a shared workspace, no reservations are necessary. Hours are Monday-Thursday from 10am to 10pm, Fridays 10am to 6pm, and Saturdays from 10am to 2pm. The Artist Resource Center is occasionally closed to general use for Dougherty events and classes. Please see below for specific closures.
The Dougherty Art Center offers six-week adult professional development classes throughout the year. Check out our Artist Professional Development page for more details.
Artist Resource Center Professional Development Workshop Series
All workshops are free and open to the public. We do appreciate an RSVP to the workshops on our Facebook Events in order to get an idea of how many people to expect.
Taxes for Artists December 5, 2018
Artists and taxes generally don’t mix, but they are a necessary part of making a living as an artist. Learn how to track income and inventory, what qualifies as a deduction, and how to properly report your business as an artist.
Strategic Social Media January 9, 2019
Social media is a great way to get your art out there. Learn how to target specific audiences, attract a following, and make posts that will engage your audience.
Pricing Your Art February 6, 2019
Choosing a fair price for your artwork can be an intimidating task. Learn about the local art market, and how to price your pieces based on time, labor, and cost of materials.
Budgeting for Artists March 6, 2019
Every artist strives for financial stability, and creating a budget is a great way to get there. Learn how to track your spending, plan for big projects, and pay yourself.
Photographing Your Work April 3, 2019
Whether you’re posting on social media or applying for an exhibition, having great photos of your art is essential. Practice taking professional looking photos of your pieces and learn how to make your work stand out.
Preparing a Visual Portfolio May 1, 2019
A visual portfolio is a great way to present your work in a concise, organized manner. Learn about the components of a portfolio including a résumé, artist statement, and examples of your work.
Sales Tax for Artists June 5, 2019
You’ve made a sale, but there’s one thing you might be forgetting…that pesky sales tax! Learn how to obtain a sales tax permit, calculate sales tax, and file sales tax reports.