Art Crawl


Shop Around

Get started at Bouldin Creek Coffeehouse for coffee and an awesome vegan brownie. Maybe walk to SOCO (that’s what the locals call South Congress) for some shopping at Feathers Boutique or New Bohemia, which have tons of fashionable items (Natalie Portman agrees).


Colorful Pit Stop

Head over to the HOPE Outdoor Gallery on Castle Hill off Lamar, a sort of in-the-know canvas that street artists and muralists dress up with new art. It’s possible to climb to the top of it, just look around for the steps since they’re scattered.


Studio Shuffle

By noon, ride by the local art havens to see if there’s anything new, like Okay Mountain (Cesar Chavez St), or Canopy Studios (Springdale Rd). They may have their doors open for new exhibits.


A Taste Of Classic

For a simple lunch, swing up to the nostalgic Avenue B Grocery & Market in Hyde Park. Not only is it the oldest grocery store, its sandwich menu is a neighborhood highlight. Try the “Queen ‘B’” if you’re a vegetarian.


Drink & Dance

Warm up the night at Weather Up, an eastside speakeasy that specializes in great cocktails. Their mixologists will set you up with the perfect drink to wrap up your day. If your evening calls for some dancing, Barbarella is a Red River St. dance club that’ll make you sweat.


Sleep On It

Need a place to rest your creative mind? For a unique hotel, try Hotel San Jose or Austin Motel on South Congress for easy biking to the Festival and downtown. Cheers!