Austin-Bergstrom Airport

Fresh art at SFO and Austin-Bergstrom airports

Courtesy Austin-Bergstrom Int’l Airport

Next time you go to the airport, see some art:

At Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, there’s a new exhibit featuring traditional art and artifacts from Mexico and artwork on loan from Austin’s Mexic-Arte Museum.

Some pieces in “Connections & Intersections,” are on loan from the Mexican Consulate General’s office in Austin. Other pieces are from the Mexic-Arte Museum’s Changarrito program, which is a mobile art vending cart that provides Central American visual artists with an opportunity to showcase and sell their work in Austin.  Look for the exhibition through the end of April, post-security between gates 7 to 11.

And, it looks like surf’s up at San Francisco International Airport.

Pipeline, Oahu, Hawaii 1975; Jeff Divine

The SFO Museum is presenting a new exhibition featuring Jeff Devine’s photographs capturing legendary surfers in the 1970s and images of surf culture.


Gerry Lopez, Sunset Beach, Oahu, Hawaii 1974; by Jeff Divine – courtesy SFO Museum

Jeff Define: 1970s Surf Photography is on view at SFO Airport in the pre-security area of the Departures Level in Terminal 3 through May 18, 2017.


Austin Bergstrom Int’l Airport celebrates SXSW

The annual music, film and interactive conference known as South by Southwest – SXSW – is underway in Austin and it’s so cool that the festivities begin the moment you get off the plane at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

During a ‘normal’ week, the airport offers 23 live music performances at six different venues in the airport. This week the shows include several special showcase events for SXSW.

On Tuesday, March 11, the Warren Hood Bad (Jazz/Blues/Newsgrass) will play from 1 to 3 pm

And the Lost & Nameless Orchestra, which plays “fiddle-driven folk rock, will entertain travelers from 3:30 to 5:30 pm.

Lost and nameless

Then on Monday, March 17, when many festival-goers are going home, the Jitterbug Vipers (“swingadelic) will perform from 1  to 3 pm –

and Mingo Fishtrap (soul and funk) will be on duty from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Want more music? Of course you do! Here’s a link to find out more about the live music schedule at AUS airport.

SXSW: Austin airport music & free rides in town

Austin Giant Guitars


Heading to Austin for the South by Southwest (SXSW 2013) music, film and technology conferences and festivals later this month?

If you are flying into town, be sure to listen up when you’re at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport on your way in and out of town.


The airport’s year-round Music in the Air  program, now offers 23 live weekly music performances in six different venues inside the airport, with a special series of concerts lined up during the SXSW music conference, March 12-17.


If you’re heading into town from the airport, you have several transportation options: there are taxis and rental cars, of course, including the all-Audi A4 Silvercar service, but the Airport Flyer  bus runs into town every 40 minutes for a fare of just $2.

And once in town, your options for getting around are quite varied. The festival will be running a complimentary bike sharing program for event registrants and will have shuttles running between many venues.

There will also be some interesting free and shared car services operating during the festival, including the free “Catch a Chevy”  service, SideCar (the ride-sharing program is determined to operate despite the city’s cease and desist order), and (according to this WSJ story), a social networking site, will be offering free limo rides from the airport to destinations within 30 miles of downtown Austin.

More details about Travel and Transport at SXSW.