Photo Credit: Chee Sim
We (the Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau and I) hosted our 2nd Annual Downtown Austin Photowalk at SXSW 2016! Thank you everyone that came out Saturday morning to explore our favorite institutions and murals, we had so much fun meeting everyone!
If you missed out, here’s where we photowalked through downtown Austin.
1. Texas Capitol
Photo Credit: Stephan Hazuga
Opened in 1888, our Texas capitol is the tallest in the U.S. It’s more than 14 feet taller than the nation’s capitol building. It’s built of sunset red granite. Free tours are offered out of the south lobby multiple times per day.
2. Contemporary Austin Museum
Photo Credit: Mark Wilson
The Contemporary Austin is a museum of contemporary art and a great venue for events. They run this downtown location as well as the Contemporary Laguna Gloria, which is also a great photo opp. 700 Congress Avenue
3. Mexi Arte Museum
Photo Credit: @jaysilv
Mexic Arte is the Official Mexican and Mexican American Fine Art Museum of Texas. The artist of this mural is named Federico Archuleta and it was created in 2010. 419 Congress Avenue
4. Austin Mural
Photo Credit: @fortheloveofaustintexas
This mural was designed and created by Sanctuary Print shop in 2012. One of the more photographed murals in the city! 6th and IH-35
5. Blue Tile Wall
Photo Credit: @gigimh8
10,000 square feet of glass tiles cover two of the walls of the parking garage for the Austin Convention Center. In addition to parking, the structure houses air conditioning equipment, which inspired the artist, Ann Adams, to create this soothing array of blue tiles. 601 E. 5th Street
Chi’lantro BBQ kimchi fries and Salt & Straw ice cream at SouthBites!
Big thank you to Lick Ice Creams and Jo’s Coffee shop for donating pints of ice cream and gift cards!
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seventh heaven Had fun running around the streets with @visitaustintx today. Though generally for tourist and out towners saw some familiar faces. Now onto tomorrow everyone if you get a chance come on out to the @igaustintexas #ATXCityViewsMeet. Hang with some awesome photographers and get that great cityscape shot of downtown Austin!!
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