Plan Your Visit

The VAC is currently closed for the summer. Join us again in the fall!


The University of Texas at Austin
Art Building
23rd and Trinity Streets
Austin, Texas 78712


Free and Open to the Public

Hours for each day of the week
Mon By Appt
Tues – Fri 10–5
Sat 12–5
Sun Closed


(512) 232-2348  //

Maps + Directions


Visual Arts Center on Google Maps

From I-35
Exit Manor Road
Drive west on Manor Road (becomes Clyde Littlefield)
Turn right on Robert Dedman
Turn left on 23rd Street
Turn right on Trinity Street
The Visual Arts Center is on the left

From Mopac (Loop 1)
Exit Windsor Road
Drive east on Windsor (becomes 24th Street)
Turn left on Guadalupe
Turn right on Dean Keeton (26th Street)
Turn right on San Jacinto Boulevard
Turn left on 23rd Street
Turn left on Trinity Street
The Visual Arts Center is on the left


Garage Parking

Approximately $3/Hour

San Jacinto Garage
(1–3 minute walk to VAC)

Manor Garage
(3–5 minute walk to VAC)

$6 Click-and-Park Permit — Purchase Now

This advance-purchase, printable, dashboard permit allows visitors to park in select street-level spaces (please review signs carefully) along Robert Dedman Drive, Trinity Street, and San Jacinto Boulevard, as well as in Lots 37–40 along Red River Street, between the hours of 5:45 pm and Midnight on days when the VAC is hosting an event.

Permits must be purchased online and are available only until 10 pm the day before the specified event.

Bonus! On occasions when Texas Performing Arts is hosting a performance the same evening as a VAC event, the Click-and-Park Permit will also be honored in the San Jacinto Garage; simply show the garage attendant your printed permit for entry.

Metered Street Parking

Along E Dean Keeton Street (26th Street) between San Jacinto Boulevard and Red River Street
(5–7 minute walk to VAC)

Meters are enforced Monday – Saturday, 8 am – 6 pm; parking is free all other times.

(Meters accept coins and credit cards)

Public Transportation

The VAC is accessible via public transportation. Check the Capital Metro website for bus schedules, directions, and fare information, or call (512) 474-1200 for route information.


Bike racks are located on the northeast corner of San Jacinto Boulevard and 23rd Street, one block west of the VAC's main entrance on Trinity Street.

Accessibility and Special Needs

If you have any accommodation needs based on disability, please email or (512) 232-2348 no later than five (5) business days before the event. The Visual Arts Center and its programs are wheelchair accessible.

Group Tours

You may schedule a free, staff-led group tour of the VAC's current exhibitions. During these tours, visitors will engage in conversation about the work on display and the architecture of the building. Please email or call (512) 232-2348 to schedule a tour.

Gallery Etiquette

  • Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the building, including in the courtyard.
  • Food and drinks are not permitted in the galleries.
  • Photography is not permitted in the galleries; however, visitors may draw and take notes in the galleries using pencils.
  • Strollers are permitted in the galleries.

Directions to the VAC Offices

The VAC offices are located in suite 2.106 at the top of the wooden stadium stairs in the west lobby of the Art Building, just inside the building's entrance at the corner of San Jacinto Boulevard and 23rd Street.