South By Southwest is on the horizon in Austin, bringing anticipation for the conference and its many festivals. This enormous convergence of music, film, interactive technology, and business is bringing some massive events to the Capitol of Texas, so naturally, there will be people by the thousands lined up to experience them. Although this wonderland of art installations, late-night concerts, and otherworldly VR experiences is incredible to be a part of, there IS one major issue that arises during the course of SXSW- FINDING QUALITY SPACE.
Finding workspace in Austin
As every Austinite is more than willing to tell you, space in the “Fastest Growing City in the Country” is hard to come by. Finding quality space to meet your needs during the creative-congested time of SXSW can be extra difficult. While downtown buildings may rent out gloomy office rooms, there are many modern spaces near all the action that offer the comfort of coffee shops and free wifi, surrounded by a genuine Austin creative community. Austin Studio Rental is a clean, minimalist studio and workspace facility in East Austin, nestled in the heart of the Canopy community. We offer temporary or short term rentals to meet all your SXSW needs from modern office space and event lounge space, for brand activation or product sponsorship, to studio space for an art installation or video production.
Location, location, location
Location is everything when it comes to quality space in Austin when SXSW is in full swing. The Canopy complex, where the Austin Studio Rental space is located, is a creative community full of art studios, shops, and innovative companies. It is conveniently located in the midst of some of Austin’s best offices-away-from-the-office; coffee shops. Sa-Tén is a Japanese inspired café not more than twenty feet from the ASR workspace with free wifi, in case you need a little ambiance or some inspiration. Other eastside staples such as Flitch Coffee and Greater Goods Roasters are right around the corner if you want a change quick change of scenery. Canopy also holds one of the most valuable resources during SXSW: a parking lot with ample space for your crew or clients.
Getting Around Austin
Navigating the city during SXSW is an entire feat in itself. Traffic can be outrageous with the astounding amount of people walking the streets and the numerous road closures. Uber and Lift prices skyrocket during the festivals, while taxis are hard to come by. Fortunately, there are always options in East Austin to get you to and from whatever event you want to attend. This article by MovabilityAustin.org highlights some great ways to get around so you can hit all the cities hot spots. The “I love you so much” wall, Mueller Lake Park, the Waller Creek ‘Forever Bicycles’ installation, and many, many more “must see” places are accessible from the Austin Studio Rental space.
Have it all
While the city of Austin descends into the creative chaos that SXSW brings, there are always quality spaces near the action where you can get an authentic Austin experience while accomplishing your SXSW work. Austin Studio Rental is the perfect place to dive into the culture, surrounded by artists and coffee shops while still navigating and participating in the conference and festivals.