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.

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Current Exhibits

A Deconstructed View
Susannah Haddad
February 29 – April 25, 2020

Places that Susannah Haddad has experienced while traveling are deconstructed and simplified, representing the way in which her creative mind breaks down and processes “reality.”

Susannah Haddad Art


Forest Bathing
Nancy Wood
February 29 – April 25, 2020

Nancy Wood beautifully renders digital paintings that reflect experiences of the healing effects of being in nature and projects potential mending power onto the viewer.

Nancy Wood Art


Upcoming Exhibits

Austin Community College
Annual Student Exhibit
March 14 – Apr 11, 2020
Artist Reception: Wednesday, April 8, 7-9pm

Students of ACC are hand selected by their Professors to participate in this annual exhibit based on their exemplary work from the past year.

ACC Exhibit

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 2019 Gallery Season and 5 artists have been selected to display as a Featured Artists in the Artist Resource Center.

2020 Gallery Season Flyer