Dougherty Arts Center
The mission of the Dougherty Arts Center (DAC) is to support emerging through established artists who create, showcase, and experience the arts first hand. We envision the DAC as Austin’s cultural living room, where people of all ages, races, ethnicities, abilities, gender, sexual orientations, socio-economic statuses, nationalities, and religions gather to create community through the arts.
Since 1978, the DAC has thrived as one of Austin’s most cherished and affordable community arts centers, featuring liver performances, gallery exhibits, and art classes. From our fine arts preschool to our popular summer camps, and after school arts programs, we’ve got your kids art cravings covered. Practice drawing, painting, darkroom photography, ceramics, and more in a supportive adult studio environment. Check out creative opportunities in our Artist Resource Center. Visit our 2,400 square foot gallery space, catch a live theatre or music performance in our 150 seat theater, and meet new friends at our monthly Date Night. With so much going on, there is always something for everyone at the DAC.