A R T S & C U L T U R E
   

Arts & Culture Around here….  

What do you get when you cross New York City’s world class performance arts, San Fransciso’s colorful culture, Hollywood’s silver screen fame, Colorado’s intense rock climbing, Braill’s Carnaval craze and France’s cycling frenzy?  Austin, Texas! 

 

There’s a reason why Austin is known as “The Live Music Capital of the World."  Austin’s live music scene began blossoming in the early 1970’s and continues growing today.  With dozens of great living music events to choose from every night of the week, there is never a dull moment.  If the fine arts are your thing, enjoy the many Broadway and Off-Broadway performances that roll through town, classical and modern dance, or professional theatrical shows (both traditional and avant-garde).  For an evening of lighter entertainment fare, sit back and let Austin’s local and visiting comedians point out the finer points of life. 

 

Austin is the most artsy city in Texas, according to a report issued in June 2008 by the National Endowment for the Arts. The accolade is based on the percentage of artists in the work force. It is also #20 out of the top 50 nationally. Austin recognizes the importance of artists to the cultural vitality and economic prosperity of the community.
 

 


PERFORMING ARTS

Arts Center Stage - It was founded in 1997 with a mission of creating a home for Austin's performing arts organizations. They have a great calendar for upcoming music, theatre, art and dance events.

Austin Symphony Orchestra -- The orchestra performs a variety of classical, pops and special concerts, plus many free concerts throughout the year for the community.

Austin Lyric Opera
- They offer wonderful performances and provide musical training for children.


 

 

Ballet Austin -- Ballet Austin enriches the community through excellent and innovative dance. It is one of the country’s leading ballet companies.

East Austin Studio Tour - is an artist created and artist run initiative in East Austin.

The Long Center - The Long Center for the Performing Arts serves the Austin community as a home for its arts. It celebrated its grand reopening in March 2008. It is a world-class facility that serves a broad spectrum of performing arts organizations in Central Texas.

One World Theatre - A wonderful performing arts center, One World Theatre is committed to bring world-class artists to Austin and has a popular program in the Austin schools so schoolchildren can enjoy cultural offerings from all over the world.

The Performing Arts Center at The University of Texas (The Bass Concert Hall) - This venue is an outstanding resource of art and culture bringing Broadway plays, music, dance and special events.

The drama, comedy and music at the Paramount Theatre, a restored movie palace, span from Broadway to the much beloved Tuna, Texas.

Zachary Scott Theater - Central Texas' oldest professional theater consistently produces rollicking entertainment.  The stage at One World Theatre presents a multi-cultural world of music and dance.

Zilker Hillside Theater - Sit on a natural grassy lawn and enjoy casual outdoor free art!

THEATRE  

B. den Payne Theatre
300 E. 23rd St.
512.471.5793

Dobie Theatre
In Dobie Mall – 2025 Guadalupe
512.472-FILM

EASY Theatre
512.261.8230

Esther Follies
525 East 6th Street
52320.0553

Hideout Theatre
617 Congress Ave
512.443.3688

La Zona Rosa
612 W. 4th Str.
512.263.4146

Off Center
2211 Hidalgo Street
512.476.7833

The Paramount Theatre
713 Congress Avenue
512.472.5470

Salvage Vanguard Theater
2803 Manor Road
512.474.7886

Scottish Rite Childrens Theatre
207 W. 18th St.
512.472.5436

Second Youth Family Theatre 
512.386.8292

Shakespeare at Winedale
Calhoun 205, 1 University Station
409.249.4099

The State Theatre
719 Congress Avenue
512.472.5470

The Vortex Theater
2307 Manor Road
512.478.5282

Zilker Hillside Theatre 
2201 Barton Springs Road
512.479.9491


FILMS  


Austin is a mecca for filmmakers and actors alike who want to diverge from the Hollywood scene yet enjoy all the same resources.  By now, Austinites are accustomed to witnessing movies being filmed all over town.  Why travel all the way to California or Europe to scope out international stars?  Silver screen royalty have been spotted in Austin’s popular casual restaurants, bars and cafes.

Celebrities who have worked or hung out in Austin recently:  Sandra Bullock & husband, Jesse James (Austinites), Dennis Quaid, Matthew McConaughey, Robert Rodriguez (Spy Kids director), Dwight Yoakam, animator/filmmaker Mike Judge (Austinite), Owen & Luke Wilson, Wes Anderson, Robert Duval, Antonio Banderas, Andy McDowell, Minnie Driver, Tommy Lee Jones, Willie Nelson & Dan Rather. 

CINEMAS  

Austinites like watching film as much as they like making them!  Austin hosts many local and international film festivals, such as the Austin Film Festival and South by Southwest Film Festival, which draws crowds from all over the world.  Enjoy Hollywood blockbusters, award-winning independent films and student short films at national and independent theatres citywide.  Go to The Austin Chronicle for film listings.  

 
Alamo Drafthouse

Downtown Location
320 E. 6th St.  512.476.1320
South Lamar Location
1120 South Lamar   512.707.8262
Village Location
2700 W. Anderson Lane Village Shopping Center
512.459.7090
Lake Creek
13729 Research Blvd.
512.219.5408

AMC Barton Creek Square 
2901 Capital of Texas Hwy
512.306.9190

Cinemark

Barton Creek Cinema
2224B Walsh Tarlton (Cross street:  Hwy 360)
512.306.8289

Tinseltown 17
S. I-35, North Stassney Lane512.326.3800

Tinseltown 20
N. I-35 at FM 1825, Pflugerville  78660
512.989.8535

Dobie Theatre
2025 Guadalupe St.
512.472.FILM

Highland 10
6700 Middle Fiskville Rd.
512.467.7305

The Story of Texas IMAX
1800 Congress Ave
512.936.8746

Regal Metropolitain 14
901 Little Texas lane. 9700 Stonelake Blvd
512.447.0101

Regal Arbor Cinema at  Great Hills 
9828 Great Hills Trail
512.320.0553

Cinemark Southpark Meadows
9900 S. IH 35
866.857.5191

MUSEUMS AND HISTORICAL CENTERS


Culture abounds in Austin, with museums offering exhibits featuring fine art, outdoor sculpture, science, history and child-friendly learning activities.

Austin Children's Museum 

201 Colorado St.

472.2499


Austin History Center

9th St. and Guadalupe Ave.

974.7480


Austin Museum Of Art - Downtown

823 Congress Ave.

495.9224


Austin Museum of Art - Laguna Gloria

3809 W. 35th St.

458.8191


The Austin Nature and Science Center

301 Nature Center Drive

327.8181 327.8180

Blanton Museum of Art
University of Texas at Austin
512.471.7234




1800 N. Congress Ave.

936.8746

     Capitol Visitors Center
    112 East 11th Street
    512.305.8400

University of Texas at Austin
512.495.4515

Dougherty Arts Center 

1110 Barton Springs Rd.

 397.1468

Elisabet Ney Museum 

304 E. 44th St.

458.2255


French Legation Museum 

802 San Marcos St.
472.8180

George Washington Carver Museum

1165 Angelina St.

974-4926


Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
U.T. 21st St. and Guadalupe Ave.

Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art

MLK at Congress
471.7324


Jones Center for Contemporary Art  

700 Congress Ave.

453.5312


Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library & Museum 

2313 Red River St.

721.0200


Mexic-Arte Museum 

419 Congress Avenue

480-9373


O. Henry Museum

409 E. 5th St.

472.1903


Republic of Texas Museum 

510 E. Anderson Ln.

339.1997

Texas Highway Patrol Association and Museum
501 Oakland Ave.
512.491.9117


Texas Memorial Museum U.T. 

2400 Trinity St.

471.1604

Texas Military Forces Museum
Camp Mabry
512.782.6967


Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum 

605 Robert E. Lee Rd.

445.5582

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GALLERIES

Austin is the home to many creative artists who work and play in galleries and studios in various locations. For more information see:

In the Galleries Austin 
Austin Chronicle 
Art Lovers Guide 


Art on 5th
1501 W. 5th St.

512.481.1111
Art Palace
2109 8. Cesar Chavez St.
512.496.0687
Austin Art Glass
512.916.4527

Arthouse
700 Congress Ave.
512.453.5312

Artworks Gallery
1214 W. 6th St.
512.472.1550
Austin Galleries
1219 W. 6th St.
512.495.9363
Clayways Pottery Studio & Gallery
5442 Burnet Rd.
512.459.6445
Creative Research Laboratory
2832 E. MLK Jr. Blvd
512.322.2099
d berman gallery
1701 Guadalupe St.
512.477.8877
Davis Gallery
837 W. 12th St.
512.477.4929
Flatbed Press
2830 East MLK Jr. Blvd
512.477.9328
The Benini Foundation & Sculpture Ranch
377 Shiloh Rd., Johnson City, 78636
830.868.5244
F8 Gallery
1137 W.6th St.
480-0242
Gallery Lombardi
910 W. 3rd St.
481.1088
Hangups Framing & Gallery
2300 Lohmans Spur
512.263.9333
Harry Ransom Center
The University of Texas
471.8944
Kathy Womack Gallery
411 Brazos St. Suite 100
512.477.6007
Lora Reynods Gallery
300 West Ave., Suite 1318
512.215.4965
Lotus Gallery Asian Art & Antiques
1211 W. 6th St., Suite 100
512.474.1700
Jean March Fray Fine
1009 W. 6th., Suite 102
512.457.0077
Okay Mountain
1312 E. Cesar Chavez, Suite B
512.293-5177
Russell Collection Fine Art
1137 W. 6th St.
512.478-4440
Stephen L. Clark Gallery
1101 W. 6th St.
512.477-0828
Shoal Creek
2905 San Gabriel Suite 101
512.454.6674
Gallery Soco
1714 A S. Congress Avenue
512.442-5144
The Artist Market
2001 W. Anderson Lane
512.535.5761
Wally Workman Gallery
1202 W. 6th St.
512.472.7428
4 walls fine art
11SF 5th St., #1
512.472.2007
Women and  Their Work
1710 Lavaca St.
512.477.1064
Yard Dog
1510 S. Congress Avenue
512.912.1613

 
First Thursday:
On the first Thursday of every month merchants of historic, pedestrian-friendly South Congress Avenue, or "SoCo", keep their doors open late into the evening hosting events, activities and music throughout the streets. Artists and artisans set up booths to sell their wares, making for a fun and unique evening of local culture and shopping.


MUSIC


Austin City Limits
475.9077 
Austin Civic Chorus

719.3300
Austin Civic Orchestra
3012 Rexford Dr.
301.7370
Austin Lyric Opera
901 Barton Springs Rd
472.5992
Austin Music Hall
208 Nueces St.
512.263-4146
Austin Playhouse
3601 S. Congress Avenue
512.476.0084

Austin Symphonic Band
 
7900 Centre Park Dr., Suite A
512.345.7420
Austin Symphony
1101 Red River St.
476.6064
Austin Vocal Arts Ensemble

719.3300
Austin Chamber Ensemble
8909 Wildridge Drive
512.345.3399
Austin Chord Rangers
512.477.SONG
The Austin Civic Wind Ensemble
The Long Center
701 W. Riverside Drive
Austin Classical Guitar Society
Bass Concert Hall
512.471.2787
Capital City Men’s Chorus
512.477.SING
The Chamber Soloists of Austin
512.499.0060
The Heart of Texas Chorus
1-866.801.4238
La Follia Austin Baroque
River City Pops
512.350.POPS
Tapestry Singers (aka The Austin Women’s Chorus)
University of Texas Chorale
512.471.0851
Wild Basins Winds
5
12.331.9333


DANCE


AZTLAN Dance Company
512.524.4278
Austin Babtist Women
512.291.1563
Ariel Dance Theatre
512.458.4258
Ballet Austin
3002 Guadalupe St.
512.476.9051
Ballet East Dance Theater
3111 Garwood St.
512.385.2838
Roy Lozano’s Ballet Folklorico de Tejas 
1928 Gaston Place Dr.
928.1111
Sharir+Bustamante Danceworks
3724 Jefferson St. 
512.697.8867
Ballet Austin Box Office
501 W. 3rd St.
512.476.2163
Butler Dance Education
Cente & Community School;  501 W. 3rd St.
512.476.9051
The Dance Institute
512.343.1579
The Barretenders Where Every Pun is Intended
Café Dance, 3307 B Hancock Drive
Five Women Wearing The Same Dress
Hideout Theatre, 617 Congress Ave
Tapestry Dance Company
507-B Pressler St
512.474.9846
Third Coast Jazz
11150 Research Blvd. Ste. 107
512.349.7198

 


Contact Us

Have a question about a home or want to talk about selling yours? Or, if you have any other questions or comments, then feel free to e-mail or call using any of the information below. You will get a response as quickly as possible.

Jacqueline Wittmuss, Broker
Phone: 512.892.4663
Direct: 512.917.1717
E-mail: jacqueline@jwproperties.ne
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Jeremy Smith
Phone: 512.892.4663
Direct: 512.658.9444
E-mail: jeremy@jwproperties.net


JW Properties
5611 Hwy 290 West
Austin, TX 78735                                        
Phone: 512.892.4663
Fax: 512.892.4680


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Jacqueline Wittmuss, Broker
JW Properties
Jacqueline Wittmuss, Broker
JW Properties
Ph: 512.892.4663Fax:512.892.4680
5611 Hwy 290 West
Austin, TX 78735 US
5611 Hwy 290 West, Austin, TX78735
www.JWProperties.net
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