McCallum Arts Center Grand Opening Friday, September 30

The Austin Independent School District and the Friends of the McCallum Fine Arts Academy will host a grand opening of the beautiful new McCallum Arts Center, Friday, September 30, from 6:30-8:30pm, on the McCallum campus, at 5600 Sunshine Drive.

The free open house will feature performances, music, and artwork by students of the McCallum Fine Arts Academy; culminating with a site-specific aerial dance performed by students under the direction of guest choreographer Sally Jacques of Blue Lapis Light.

The McCallum Fine Arts Academy is a nationally recognized four-year program that provides intensive study in the visual and performing arts for talented students from all across Austin as part of a diverse, inclusive public school campus. The award-winning program enjoys strong community partnerships with the University Of Texas College Of Fine Arts and a number of noted arts organizations.

In 2008, Austin voters approved bonds to build a new theater and art facility on the McCallum campus. After nearly three years of planning and construction, the state-of-the-art facility is now complete and includes a 500-seat theater, three visual arts classroom studios, gallery space, a scene shop, dressing rooms and costume storage areas.


Schedule for McCallum Arts Center (MAC) Grand Opening

6:30 pm-6:45 pm –Informal performances begin.
6:30 pm-8:30 pm – Cake and food trailers outside.

This is a free event.

There will be two identical performances. Tickets will be given out on a first come first serve basis for each performance.

6:45- 7:30: Show #1 in MAC - Seating for the first performance
7:45-8:30: Show #2 in MAC - Seating for second performance 

For more information or to support the work of the McCallum Fine Arts Academy, please visit or contact: Cari Clark, 924-9474 or