Downtown Austin Photowalk At SXSW 2016

March 24, 2016

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SXSW Downtown Austin Photowalk

A Taste of Koko

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!


Downtown Austin Map (1)


If you missed out, here’s where we photowalked through downtown Austin.


1. Texas Capitol

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

Downtown Austin Photowalk At SXSW

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

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

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

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


6. SouthBites


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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Jane Ko is the Austin blogger behind A Taste of Koko, Austin's top food and travel blog featuring the hottest restaurants and weekend getaways. Jane has been a speaker at South by Southwest (SXSW), Texas Conference for Women, BlogHer, and more on entrepreneurship and social media. She lives in Austin Texas with her dog and cat.