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Hey Austinites,

Downtown isn’t the same without you. Despite rapid business development, there is a need to cultivate authenticity, culture, and community in Downtown Austin.

The Downtown Austin Alliance aims to bring and keep people downtown. To create a true sense of belonging. To make Downtown Austin a place where everyone is welcomed because of the unique perspectives each one of us brings to our city.

Our job is to uplift you (yes, you) to help us build a vibrant, connected, authentic community in Downtown Austin. We’ll do our part by connecting you with spaces, events, businesses, and opportunities for you to get involved. We need your help in bringing the culture and making Downtown Austin the vibrant and connected place it needs to become.

Take a minute, explore what downtown has to offer, and choose a way to get involved.

We saved space for you, all you need to do is pull up a seat.


Leave Your Mark Downtown

We want you to make Downtown Austin a place of your own. Get involved with the Downtown Austin Alliance Foundation’s work through Downtown Austin’s Space Activation program (DASA) or Writing on the Walls to start creating your dream downtown.

Learn More about DASA

Take Up Space

Are you an entrepreneur, small business owner or creative of any kind? We want you to showcase your talents downtown. Apply for our DASA program to be connected to underutilized or vacant spaces and blank canvases downtown.

Apply For Space

Activate Your Space

DASA connects entrepreneurs, small businesses and creatives of all kinds with donated space and resources to bring their ideas to life. We need your vacant or inactive space to encourage diversity and dynamism in our city.

Activate Your Space

General Artist Call

Whether you’re an established artist looking to showcase your latest work or an up-and-coming talent, this general call for artists is for you! Applicants are reviewed on an ongoing basis without specific project or deadline requirements.

Apply Now

DASA Artist Residency

Want studio space? We've got it. In partnership with TRIBEZA, the DASA artist residency program provides space, exhibition and sales opportunities to creatives.

Apply by August 1

XOXO Photography Fellowship

Let's see downtown through your eyes. This 6-week program includes a stipend, mentorship and space to showcase your work.

Apply by August 9

Holiday Stroll Call for Vendors

Happy y'allidays! Bring your artisan goods and talents to this year's Holiday Sing-Along & Stroll.

Apply by August 1

Explore Downtown

Art & Parks Tours

Our annual Art & Parks Tours showcase the best greenspaces and art Downtown Austin has to offer. Take the guided walking or bike tours for free at your own pace and explore downtown in a new way.

Take a Tour

Explore Downtown

Whether you are looking for the best patio to watch the sunset from, rooftop pools to lounge by, a sweet happy hour deal or want to hear the latest and greatest about the Downtown Austin Alliance, this is the place.

Read All About Downtown

Signature Events

From our annual Holiday Sing-Along & Stroll bringing the magic of the holidays to Congress Avenue to our quarterly Issues & Eggs events educating the public on all things Downtown Austin, there is a signature event for everyone.

Explore Events

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