Crafting Your Experience
The Red River Cultural District is the beating heart and cultural capital of the premier music city in the world. A diverse and creative community providing authentic Austin experiences through art, food, and especially music.
Come explore the grounds and chambers of the Texas State Capitol. Places where history is preserved and continues to be made every day.
There are over 200 works of public art in Austin commissioned by Art in Public Places. These pieces serve to inspire residents by fostering a neighborhood identity and keeping the city unique. Explore some of the more recent pieces of public art in this adventure!
Discover how downtown Austin’s emerging parks and public places are transforming the experience of our young and vibrant city. This adventure will take you to visit emerging outdoor spaces like Waller Creek, Lady Bird Lake, and our newly completed Central Library. You will also explore Austin’s historic squares—including Republic Square, recently renovated through a public-private partnership, and Brush Square, now the central city’s transit hub.
The Trail of Tejano Music Legends is an Austin City Council led initiative to re-name 5 public east side spots to commemorate Austin’s Latino music legends from the 1940s and 50s. Many of these Legends lived in our neighborhood and their families laid down roots that anchor our community’s creative class in diverse ways that are difficult to describe. This ongoing effort is being led by the Austin Latino Music Association, Art in Public Places Program, the Parks and Recreation Department, families of The Legends, and the Mexican American community across Central Texas. Only 3 of the sites have been completed and their descriptions follow. We hope you will join us in encouraging future City Councils to set aside funds to complete this Trail.
Austin's Negro League helped bring the Six Square neighborhood on Austin's Eastside together during one of the most difficult times in history, segregation. Explore the history by visiting LC Anderson, Austin's only black high school during the early to mid-1900s; Huston-Tillotson University where Karl Downs influenced men and women, reshaping history; and beautifully restored Downs Field, where the community came together to remember "The Greats" with a unique art project involving the entire community.
Few places are host to as many barrier-breakers as Austin, Texas. Come meet the women who inspired Rosie the Riveter, built cattle fortunes, altered the course of American music, penned some of the most famous words in US history, and unleashed a cannon upon those who sought to bring harm to Austin.
In 1836, when Texas won its independence from Mexico, Austin did not yet exist except as a plot of land along the Colorado River known as Waterloo. The story of how it became the capital of Texas and an attractive place to live and work is intertwined with the stories of Texas's early days as a republic and later a new US state.
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