When you think of Austin, Texas, you don’t necessarily associate it with art. However, it’s home to one of the richest and most diverse artistic communities in the nation. It’s strongly represented in areas of music, film, and fine art.
Music in Austin Texas
Austin is known as the live music capital of the world because it has the most live music venues per capita in the entire country. Austin’s residents claim you can see a show any day of the week at almost any time of the day. It has more than 200 music venues and literally thousands of musicians. It’s also home to the memorial of Stevie Ray Vaughn, arguably the best blues guitarist the world has ever seen. Aside from the popular Austin City Limits television show, there’s an Austin City Limits music festival that lasts for three days with over 100 bands on eight stages.
Film in Austin
Austin is considered to be the very best location in the country to shoot a film. In part, due to its diverse landmasses and rich culture, but also because of its weather, allowing film crews to shoot all year round. In fact, well over a hundred movies and television shows have been shot in Austin. Some of the more popular ones include Friday Night Lights, Secondhand Lions, Dazed and Confused, and Varsity Blues. Maybe if you’re lucky you’ll run into a movie star in a Austin Hotel lobby.
The Fine Art of Austin Texas
Whether you’re interested in design, paintings, or sculptures, Austin has all of them. The newest addition to the community is the University Of Texas’s Blanton fine-art museum. It’s also home to the Mexic-Arte Museum, which is a huge tourist attraction, representing Mexican and Latin American art. The museum has a strong educational drive, and it holds at least one major event a month. Austin is also home to the rather incredible Zilker Botanical Garden. It has 30 acres of gardens with streams, ponds, and waterfalls throughout. They call the Zilker Botanical Garden the “Jewel in the Heart of Austin.” For fine-art aficionados Austin, Texas is a great place to visit.
Regardless of any specific artistic interest, Austin, Texas has more than anybody could ask for. It has a large and diverse art scene that can be both educational and fun. Don’t delay, book your Austin TX hotel room today and visit Austin!