What’s Community Day?

In loving memory of Teresa Lozano Long, one half of our founding duo, join us for a community bash and open house! Mark your calendar for September 9th – we’re flinging the doors open and celebrating 15 years of Long Center with:

🎻 Performances by Montopolis, Ballet Folklorico de Austin, Austin Soundwaves, Austin Shakespeare, Austin Classical Guitar, musicians of the Austin Symphony, Ballet Austin’s Rhythm on Stage, Austin Opera, and more

🎧 Music by DJ Mixer Rogers

✂️ KIDosky crafts & games by Creative Action 

🍸 Cocktail lounge

🎨 Long Center 15th Anniversary retrospective gallery

👋 Community partner showcase

🌯 Food trucks

️⚽️ Games

➕ And more!

Come one, come all – let’s make this neighborhood block party one for the ages. The Long Center is always yours, but especially on Teresa Lozano Long Community Day! 

Plan Your Community Day

There’s so much to do. Make sure you hit all your biggest to-dos while you’re here having a good time.

Schedule of Events

All Day ACtivities

Featured Performances

Ballet Austin’s Rhythm on Stage

This is your opportunity to come dance and experience what it’s like to take center stage inside Dell Hall! That’s right, you could dance on the same stage where Ballet Austin performs! This all-ages activity welcomes the entire family for a free Bollywood Dance class, taught by Rohit Ramachandran, instructor from Ballet Austin’s Butler Center for Dance & Fitness. All ages and experience levels welcome. No dance experience is required. Come dance for the joy of it!


The Montopolis live musical score to the 1929 Ukrainian documentary Man with a Movie Camera has toured across the country in 2023 to rave reviews from both critics and audiences alike. Revered as a visual masterpiece and one of the greatest documentaries ever made, the film gives historical context to the current Russian invasion. The joyful, original live score celebrates the beauty and resilience of Ukraine’s people and aims to inspire American audiences to support the country in its time of need. Cellist Sara Nelson (Brandi Carlile, David Byrne, Austin Symphony Orchestra) will be joining pianist and composer Justin Sherburn for the Community Day performance.

Austin Classical Guitar

Austin Classical Guitar will assemble a marvelous array of talented young guitarists from across Austin for a beautiful performance of expressive solos and exciting ensemble pieces to be played on the Dell Hall stage. The performers will include students in the ACG Education program, now serving youth in every Austin ISD middle and high school, some of whom are scholarship lesson recipients made possible for the past ten years in part by The Long Foundation

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2023 Partners & Participants

No one accomplishes anything alone, and the Long Center is no exception to that. Give it up for all the organizations that make Teresa Lozano Long Community Day a reality!

ATX Musicians
Austin Classical Guitar
Austin Opera
Austin Shakespeare
Austin Soundwaves
Austin Symphony Orchestra
Ballet Austin
Ballet Folklorico de Austin
Boys and Girls Club
Creative Action
DJ Mixer Rogers

Equality Texas
Girls on the Run
Health Alliance for Austin Musicians
Mexican American Cultural Center
Mother’s Milk Bank
Northeast High School Soul Raider Band
Out Youth
Saffron Trust
Songbird Rising Suzuki School

And special thanks to our Long Center Members!

About Teresa Lozano Long

Dr. Teresa Lozano Long was a pioneer in education, philanthropy, and the arts in Texas. The first Hispanic woman to earn a health & physical education doctorate at UT Austin, Dr. Long and her husband, Joe R. Long, made significant contributions across Texas, including the lead $20 million gift that helped establish the Long Center, and a $10 million endowment to create the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies at UT Austin. In recognition of her service to the arts and education, she was awarded the National Humanities Medal in 2019

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Year-End Gift 2023 | Long Center
Your Support Today, Transforms Tomorrow

We’ve made it our mission to support creativity in all its forms, and we hope this season you’ll join us and do the same. Your donation doesn’t just support our work, it’s a declaration that creativity belongs to everyone


Become a LC member today and and get first dibs on RSVP before the public, early entrance into the venue for you and your guests, members-only bars, and other surprises!

Amplify Austin is here – and we need your help to provide free arts experiences for K-12 students through our Long Reach for the Arts program.  Because the kids need art!