As Austin embarks on another SXSW, every space of the city offers some activity to draw you in. We thought we'd take a little different twist and highlight a few of the pop art events that you can enjoy over the next week.

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Courtesy of the Wally Workman Gallery.

3/13/15 - 3/17/15
Wally Workman Gallery
1202 W. Sixth St.
Saatchi Art presents a group exhibition show at Wally Workman Gallery that continues the online art gallery's series of pop-up shows. They will be introducing their innovative social market platform to the global tech and interactive communities gathered for the festival. Curated by Rebecca Wilson, Chief Curator and Director, Art Advisory at Saatchi Art, Western Reflections marks Saatchi Art's first exhibition in Austin, Texas. Previously, Saatchi Art has presented group shows by local artists in London, Los Angeles and Dublin. Opening reception on Saturday, March 14 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

The Contemporary Austin
Courtesy of The Contemporary.

Open Tuesdays - Saturdays
The Contemporary Austin Jones Center
700 Congress Ave.
SXSW Music returns to the Contemporary Austin as part of Tom Sachs: Boombox Retrospective 1999-2015. For three days, some of the most acclaimed and influential DJs and producers in electronic and hip-hop music-selected by SXSW music and artist Tom Sachs will use the functional, boombox-inspired sculptures in the artist's immersive installation as their instruments to create music.

This exhibition is a natural fit for collaboration with SXSW as many of the works on view incorporate boomboxes and other sound systems controlled by a central "dj booth," which is also a work of art. Full list of SXSW-related programs at The Contemporary.

3/13/15 - 3/21/15
Russell Collection Fine Art Gallery
1137 W. Sixth St.
Rob Prior, a famous comic illustrator who has done work with Marvel, DC Comics and album covers for the likes of Iron Maiden and Blue Oyster Cult, is coming to Austin during SXSW and will have a pop up exhibit at the Russell Collection Fine Art Gallery. Around 20-25 original works of art will be on display and available for sale. During SXSW, he will also be popping up around town at different music venues, painting live while musicians perform. Those works will also be available for purchase at the gallery. View video of Rob Prior.

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