There’s always something happening at the Dougherty Arts Center! Take part in a variety of events including theatre performances, gallery openings, and workshops.
Salvage Vanguard Theatre's Works in Progress Austin: Two Sweaty by Megan Tabaque Saturday, June 30 8pm FREE
Two Sweaty is the story of two estranged sisters who find their way back to themselves in an urban boutique cycling studio. Their journey of self-care and empowerment doesn’t stop at self-actualization. The cult like cycle club turns them into power crazy murderers.
Two Sweaty is an exploration of the female body kicking ass on stage, women being frightening, intimidating, and strong. For tickets visit www.salvagevanguard.org
Jonathan Muzacz: Stained Slabs Artist Talk Wednesday, July 11 7pm FREE
Stained Slabs is a homecoming for urban painter Jonathan Muzacz, as he revisits the cultures of the American south dedicated to lowriders, or “slabs.” Visit with Muzacz as the artist discusses the mechanics of preserving our rich local cultures as he embraces the form of street art in his highly stylized body of hand-painted works.
J Muzacz, Classic Pink
Artist Resource Center Professional Development Workshop Series Selling Your Work Online Wednesday, July 11 6:30-8pm FREE
With the internet at everyone’s fingertips, there are a multitude of ways to find new customers and sell your work online. Learn about your options including personal websites, marketplaces such as Etsy and Ebay, and even selling through social media. RSVP here.
Isabel and the Runaway Train July 13, 14 and 19-21 at 7pm July 21, Matinee at 2pm
Isabel and the Runaway Train is a contemporary jazz/folk musical and a platform to discuss the challenging and painful topics of mental health and sexual abuse. Our mission is to empower and support survivors of sexual assault by inspiring community members to read books, go to therapy, and have candid conversations. For ticket information visit www.isabelandtherunawaytrain.org
Date Night @ the DAC: This Upcycled Life Wednesday, July 18 7-9pm FREE
Find the beauty in the abandoned. Discover the wonder world of assemblage art with Austin Based artist Laura Caffrey, 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.
Laura Caffrey, Frog
Open Mic Night @ The DAC Tuesday, July 24 7-9pm FREE
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. Refreshments included. Sign up for performances will begin at 6:45pm, show begins at 7pm and run until there are no more participants. Acts that promote or glorify hatred, violence, racial, sexual, or religious intolerance, or contain obscene material are prohibited.
Dimitri Gudgenov & Walker Winn Color & Memory: Surface & Substance Opening Reception Wednesday, July 25 7-9pm FREE
Gudgenov’s abstract sculptures explore the tension between synthetically produced forms and mundane materials recomposed to form complex and organically inspired compositions. This rigid sculptures are paired with Winn’s gridded color sequences chosen for optical effect will mysteriously conjure soft memories of your grandmother’s lipstick, your 1975 yellow Princess phone and your first car because we all bring memory and attachment to color.