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Curbed Austin: 2016 Article by Cindy Widner

SXSW 2016: Where to Go and What to See in Austin

MAR 10, 2016, 9:10A

Austin is always buzzing these days, but during SXSW it becomes a different kind of beast. Metal clubs become comedy venues, favorite movie theaters are full of badgeholders and celebrities, and it takes a temporary village of tents and forts to pull off all the parties, demos, and events around downtown.

X VortexThat’s all well and good, but at some point you’re probably going to want to check out some of the great places Austin has to offer year-round. To that end, we designed this guide map of places you’ll really want to visit while you’re here. Most are free and festival-adjacent, and none of them require SXSW credentials of any kind to enjoy.

Have a ball, y’all…

15) XYZ Atlas at Palmer Events Center
Local artist Jennifer Chenoweth will present her XYZ Atlas: The Hedonic Map of Austin multimedia public art project during SXSW Interactive and SXSW Music, but it’s accessible to all on the Palmer Events Center lawn.

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