Art at SXSW

The Pool by Jen Lewin. Photo by Aaron Rogosin.

South By Southwest celebrates the power of art. As part of our mission to showcase rising talent and established artists, SXSW will host several installations around Austin. These projects may be ephemeral and fleeting or permanent installations for the city of Austin to enjoy for years to come. Check back for more information on this year's art happenings.

Hello Lamp Post: Austin

Commissioned by the City of Austin Art in Public Places Program
Produced by Art Alliance Austin and Created by PAN Studio
Originally developed for Watershed's Playable City Award 2013

Hello Lamp Post: Austin

Hello Lamp Post: Austin is a city-wide platform for play that lets you talk to the city's infrastructure, lamp posts, bus stops and more to share your stories using the text messaging function of your mobile phone. The project combines art and technology to change the way we interact with the urban landscape to create playful experiences for the entire city. Learn more about Hello Lamp Post on Tuesday, 3/17 in Republic Square Park.


SXSW's Impossible Wall Project

In collaboration with POW! WOW! and SprATX

Photo courtesy POW! WOW!

SXSW has partnered with POW! WOW! Hawaii and SprATX to bring in international and local artists to create several mural installations during SXSW. The project brings together local artists and international artists to transform ordinary walls throughout the downtown area into large public works of art for the Austin community. Check back for location and artist information!


Join us for SXSW Art Discussions

What Does An Art and Design Incubator Look Like?

The Use of New Media in Contemporary Art

A Peek Inside the World of Collecting Art Online

3D Print the Smithsonian

Bioart: Melding Biotech and Art

Lights, Camera, Action: MAKER LABS Live in Austin

Museums Today: More than Social Media Posts

SmART Campaigns: Art and Music Driving Social Change

Mediated Experiences: Technology and Art Today

Design Light Effects for Large Scale Immersive Art

Blurring the Line Between Performance and Participation with Interactive Tech

Creating Interactive Comic Books for Social Change

Dr. Brainlove: Interactive Neuroscience Vehicle

Dont forget to check out the SXSW Film Poster Art Gallery in the Austin Convention Center, outside Exhibit Hall 2!


Check out previous art installations:

Top Photo - The Pool by Jen Lewin. Photo by Aaron Rogosin.