Austin is more than just a bar filled town, I mean it does have a large amount of bars, but there are plenty of things to do besides that. Like art gazing and shopping.

Need a place to admire some art while waiting to meet friends up later at a bar? Hit up some of these local art spots.

Austin Art Garage 2200 South Lamar

A great spot to browse art from local artists. Their talents are displayed for all to see and enjoy. You can even browse them online as well.

http://www.austinartgarage.com

Canopy 916 Springdale Rd

Located in an east side warehouse it’s a community featuring local artists, designers, galleries and a cafe. They offer weekly events every weekend so you can browse and check out what the residents have to offer.

The Contemporary Austin 700 Congress

With always changing exhibits this is the art gallery in Austin to visit. Check out their website to see what’s being displayed monthly.

http://www.thecontemporaryaustin.org

The Vortex 2307 Manor Rd

An artist owned/operated local indie kid hangout, it’s an experimental theater space within the Butterfly Bar. Offering many diverse productions weekly and monthly. Check out their website or download the app.

http://www.vortexrep.org