The Austin Chronicle presents: Austin by Austin

A celebration of local businesses and creative communities during SXSW

March 11 - 19, 2017

Austin by Austin (AXA), presented by The Austin Chronicle and co-sponsored by Austin Independent Business Alliance (AIBA), aims to showcase the incredible range of Austin’s creative and local business communities during Austin’s biggest festival, South by Southwest.

Each year SXSW brings tens of thousands of visitors to town, all eager to check out what makes Austin different from the rest of the country. Austin by Austin will give both visitors and locals a chance to explore AIBA’s IBIZ Districts and participating businesses that make Austin a unique, vibrant city. From musicians performing in vintage shops to artist installations in favorite local bars, Austin by Austin will spark ideas and bring creative collaborations into local neighborhoods.

AXA kicks off Saturday, March 11, 2017 on the first Saturday of SXSW, hosting artist displays and events across three major AIBA IBIZ Districts: Lo Burn, North Loop, and North Drag. Local business are invited to join AXA and showcase local artists, musicians, and creatives in their space. The party doesn’t stop Saturday - AIBA members in these three districts as well as all over Austin will host events and artists displays throughout the full week of SXSW. A full calendar of events and lineups will be announced closer to the festival.

AXA is a chance for artists, makers, entrepreneurs and innovators to show what they do best, and give the local community and visitors a chance to support local businesses and find the best hidden treasures Austin has to offer.

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