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  • Goodwill Community Centre

    History: Goodwill Industries was founded in 1902 in Boston, Massachusetts by Rev. Edgar J. Helms, a Methodist minister and early social innovator. Helms collected used household goods and clothing in wealthier areas of the city, then trained and hired those who were poor ...

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  • F8 Fine Art Gallery

    About F8 F8 denotes a camera aperture, signifying the gallery's focus on fine art photography....

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  • Pollyanna Theatre

    Pollyanna Theatre Company is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Pollyanna’s New Play Season is supported in part by the Texas Commission for the Arts and the City of Austin through Austin’s Cultural Contract Program. Pollyanna Theatre Company is a sponsored proj...

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  • The Contemporary Austin Art Musuem

    Mission: The Cntemporary Austin reflects the spectrum of contemporary art through exhibitions, commissions, education, and the collection. Vision: The Contemporary Austin aspires to be the contemporary art museum for Austin and an essential part of city life. Through its ...

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  • Texas Performing Arts

    Our rich history began on March 6, 1981 as The Performing Arts Center at The University of Texas at Austin, with a performance by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in the newly constructed Bass Concert Hall. The $44 million building was The University of Texas’ la...

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  • Blanton Museum of Art

    Mission: A welcoming center and vital cultural resource for Austin and the University of Texas community, the Blanton Museum of Art provides personally moving, thought provoking and visually arresting experiences with art. Through its exhibitions and programs, the museum in...

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  • Austin Fine Arts Festival

    About / MissionEstablished in 1956, Art Alliance Austin engages people with great art by supporting Austin’s most promising visual artists and arts organizations to build a vibrant, informed community.We connect you to the austin art communityArt Alliance Austin is you...

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  • Paramount and Stateside Theatres

    About Us: The Paramount Theatre has stood on Congress Avenue in the heart of downtown Austin for nearly 100 years. The site of the Paramount Theatre was once home to Sam Houston’s office and the War Department of the Republic of Texas and later the Avenue Hotel. As A...

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  • Austin Playhouse

    History Producing Artistic Director Don Toner-in conjunction with over fifty of Austin’s leading theatre artists, administrators, and volunteers-founded Austin Playhouse in 2000. The company previously worked together to build the State Theater Company (formerly Live ...

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  • Alamo Drafthouse

    About Us:  In 1997, my wife and I opened the very first single screen Alamo Drafthouse. We didn't have any qualifications except for one -- we were devoted movie fans. We were lucky to find that to be most important qualification of all. Since then, have made the Alamo ...

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  • Art On 5th Gallery

    Austin’s largest contemporary gallery (over 6,000 square feet), is proud of its eclectic collection of artists and its museum-like setting. As the only commercial gallery ever voted “Best in Austin,” and multiple times at that, Austinites and visitors alike...

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  • Austin Civic Wind Ensemble

     Created in 1975, the Austin Civic Wind Ensemble (ACWE) is a community ensemble formed of both amateur and professional musicians. It is the oldest civic band in Austin. Mission Statement The Austin Civic Wind Ensemble is a gathering of adult musicians enjoying the ch...

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  • Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance And Cultural Center

    The Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance & Cultural Center (PRFDance) is the only cultural center in Texas and the Southwest affiliated with the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture for ongoing cultural programming that could not otherwise be experienced in this region. Founded in ...

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  • Austin Symphonic Band

    About Us: Introducing the Austin Symphonic Band, the official band of the City of Austin. Under the baton of Music Director Richard Floyd, this Texas-based group has become one of this nation's premier volunteer concert bands. The band was awarded the John Philip Sousa Foun...

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  • Austin Civic Orchestra

    Among the oldest community orchestras in the country, the ACO was founded in 1977 by Mac Payne with sponsorship from the Austin Community Schools for the purpose of offering a recreational performing experience to musicians in the community. The organization started with a s...

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  • Harry Ransom Center

    MissionThe Ransom Center encourages discovery, inspires creativity, and advances understanding of the humanities for a broad and diverse audience through the preservation and sharing of its extraordinary collections. About the Ransom CenterThe Ransom Center is an internatio...

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  • Umlauf Sculpture Garden And Museum

    Mission:The Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum provides educational experiences that encourage the understanding and appreciation of sculpture, and exhibits the work of Charles Umlauf and other contemporary sculptors in a natural setting. About the Museum : The Umlauf Sc...

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  • Texas Memorial Museum

    History of the Texas Memorial Museum While preparing for the 1936 Texas Centennial Celebrations, politicians and other citizens realized that Texas did not have a state museum. It was not the first time this had been noticed, however. Faculty at The University of Texas at A...

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  • Texas Military Forces Museum

    About Us: The 45,000-square foot Texas Military Forces Museum explores the history of the Lone Star State’s militia and volunteer forces from 1823 (date of the first militia muster in Stephen F. Austin’s colony) to 1903 when the Congress created the National Gua...

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  • Austin Art in Public Places

    Established by the City in 1985, the Art in Public Places (AIPP) program collaborates with local & nationally-known artists to include the history and values of our community into cultural landmarks that have become cornerstones of Austin’s identity. The City of A...

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  • French Legation Museum

    Mission The French Legation Museum preserves and maintains the integrity of this historic site while interpreting the Republic of Texas era through the life and times of its residents. About us Since 1956, the French Legation Museum has interpreted and preserved the oldes...

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  • Refraction Arts Project

    Mission Statement: Refraction Arts Project is dedicated to creating new works of art across a variety of media, including film, theater, art and music. We are especially interested in the intersection of these different media as we search for new stories, new sounds and i...

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  • The Thinkery

    Mission:To create innovative learning experiences that equip and inspire the next generation of creative problem solvers.Vision:A creative, collaborative community that celebrates questions and discovery. History:Austin Children’s Museum was founded in 1983 by a grass...

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  • Bullock Texas State History Museum

    Mission: The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum is a dynamic educational institution that engages visitors in the exciting Story of Texas through a variety of program and exhibit experiences. The Museum provides a new kind of history experience -- one that recognizes th...

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  • Elisabet Ney Museum

    The Elisabet Ney Museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places based on its significance as the former American studio of Elisabet Ney.  The museum is also a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Historic Artists’ Homes and Studio...

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  • George Washington Carver Museum And Cultural Center

    The George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center is dedicated to the collection, preservation, research and exhibition of African-American historical and cultural material. The museum offers gallery and online exhibits, programs, classes, theatre productions and a gen...

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  • Lyndon Baines Johnson Library And Museum
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  • O. Henry Museum

    The mission of the O. Henry Museum is to collect, preserve and interpret artifacts and archival materials relative to William Sidney Porter, the author otherwise known as O. Henry, for literary, educational and historical purposes....

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  • Texas Memorial Museum

    History of the Texas Memorial Museum While preparing for the 1936 Texas Centennial Celebrations, politicians and other citizens realized that Texas did not have a state museum. It was not the first time this had been noticed, however. Faculty at The University of Texas at A...

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  • EASY Theatre

     EASY Theatre is doing theatre we love, with people we love, for people we love. EASY Theatre is an ensemble built upon cooperation and sharing. EASY Theatre is a home for artists to expand their talents.EASY Theatre seeks actors, directors, writers, producers, technici...

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  • Rodeo Austin

    History Our rich history of preserving western heritage began in 1938. Over the years, Rodeo Austin has grown from a stock show featuring 16 animals into one of Austin's premier events, featuring a top 10 ProRodeo, daily concerts, a world class livestock show and more. In ad...

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  • ABC Zilker Kite Festival

    About:Zilker Kite Festival is one of Austin's best-known annual events. Held on the first Sunday of March, it is the kick-off to the hundreds of springtime activities in Austin.Everyone is welcome to attend (pets too!). There is no admission to attend or to participate in th...

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  • Austin Chocolate Festival
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  • South by Southwest Music Conference and Festival - SXSW

    The South by Southwest Conferences & Festivals offer the unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW is the premier destination for discovery.Year after year, the event is a la...

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  • Texas Hill Country Wine and Food Festival

    The Austin Food + Wine Festival returns with top chef talent, sommeliers and winemakers from across the nation and Austin’s own acclaimed gourmet scene for an experience unlike any other.For 2015, we’ve packed your itinerary with more grill flares and top-shelf p...

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  • Whimsey

    Whimsey offers planned or chartered trips to flea markets, boutiques and other shopping related destinations in and around Austin. We'll spoil you with crudites, confections, and cocktails to suit the occasion. Whimsey was founded by Mandy and Meredith Cloud - two Siste...

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  • Old Settler's Music Festival

    Old Settler's Music Festival is Central Texas' signature music event featuring Grammy winning Americana, arts & crafts, camping, food & libations. Acoustic jazz & blues, bluegrass, old-time local faves & award-winning artists from around the world. A very po...

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  • Austin International Poetry Festival

    MissionAustin Poets International, Inc. (API) promotes literary excellence by uniting poets from around the world to celebrate the diversity of humanity through the power of written and spoken word....

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  • Old Pecan Street Festival

    The Pecan Street Festival is a free two-day arts festival held twice yearly in downtown Austin’s Sixth Street Historic District. Taking place the first weekend in May and the last weekend in September, the juried festival attracts hundreds of local and national artisan...

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