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McCallum Arts Center Grand Opening Friday, September 30

Save the Date!
Elevate: McCallum Arts Center Grand Opening
Friday, September 30, 2011, 6:30pm-8:30pm
5600 Sunshine Drive, Austin TX 78756
Honorary Event Chair: Sara Hickman, State Musician of Texas

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, 2011, 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.

With the theme “Elevate,” the grand opening of the McCallum Arts Center will mark a new high point for the McCallum Fine Arts Academy, the campus as a whole and the city’s growing arts community. We hope you will join us for this special evening showcasing Austin’s young artists of tomorrow.


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