The Hays CISD Performing Arts Center (PAC) is a magnificent facility located in the heart of the school district, boasting a capacity of nearly 1000 people in the auditorium, a state-of-the-art sound and video system, and two conference rooms for meetings. The PAC is used for a variety of events and performances by the school district and campus, and is also available for rent to the community and outside organizations. When it comes to art materials, all three-dimensional works of art must be self-sufficient or include a support. Art presented in an electronic medium must be accompanied by appropriate audio and video equipment.
All two-dimensional artworks must be framed or mounted and ready to hang. The goal of the program is to present a series of exhibitions that reflect the artistic excellence and cultural diversity of the Hays County metropolitan area, while promoting the county's cultural and economic initiatives. Works of art that are exhibited at the Hays County Government Center can be sold by the organization or artist that lends the material, provided that the works of art remain on display until the exhibition ends. If approved in writing by the building manager, the Arts Committee may allow a lender to install the exhibition under their supervision or provide at least one person to assist in installation.
Electronic format works of art may be shown without audio at the discretion of the Arts Committee. Public art will not be displayed in courtrooms or administrative offices located on the first, second, or third floor. The adult art program at Dougherty School of the Arts is dedicated to enriching Austin with hands-on artistic opportunities. This exhibition will be available for viewing from February to May, pending current guidelines defined by Hays County leaders in light of COVID-19. Works of art that are exhibited at the Hays County Government Center throughout an exhibition will remain in place until the end of the exhibition, unless approved for early removal by the Arts Committee. If a complaint is received that a particular piece of art is mocking, vulgar, appalling, or offensive to visitors, it will be reviewed by county judge who will make a decision. The Hays CISD Performing Arts Center provides an incredible opportunity for artists to showcase their work and for visitors to experience a variety of artistic expressions.
With its wide range of art materials available for use, it's no wonder why this facility has become such an important part of Hays County's cultural landscape. Whether you're looking to rent out space for an event or exhibit your artwork, you'll find everything you need at the Hays CISD Performing Arts Center. From two-dimensional works that must be framed or mounted to three-dimensional pieces that must be self-sufficient or include a support, there's something for everyone here. The adult art program at Dougherty School of the Arts also provides an excellent opportunity for those looking to explore their creative side. With exhibitions available from February to May each year, visitors can experience a variety of artistic expressions while learning more about Hays County's cultural and economic initiatives. The Hays CISD Performing Arts Center is an incredible resource for artists and visitors alike. With its wide range of art materials available for use, it's no wonder why this facility has become such an important part of Hays County's cultural landscape.