About Flatstock 53

Photo by Lauren Lindley

Presented by the American Poster Institute (API), Flatstock 53 will display the works of the world's top gig poster artists. The show runs March 17-19 and will feature posters of varying styles, colors and techniques for sale by the talented artists who created them.

About API

The American Poster Institute is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to serving the poster artist community and promoting the art form. The Flatstock shows provide the American Poster Institute with a way to present poster artists collectively while showcasing the breadth of styles they represent. If you're interested in exhibiting in Flatstock, learn more and join API here.

The best concert posters have always captured both the essence of the music they promoted and the spirit of the time in which they were produced. Flatstock provides an ongoing series of opportunities to see fine poster art in person and to meet the artists who created it.


Thursday, March 17 | 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Friday, March 18 | 11:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday, March 19 | 11:00am-6:00pm


Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 4, Level 1

How to Attend

Open to all badge types. Open to the public with free SXSW Guest Pass. Available at guestpass.sxsw.com.

Flatstock Stage

Located next to the Music Gear Expo, and open to the general public, the Flatstock Stage is the perfect spot to unwind and check out second plays from your favorite SXSW official showcasing artists. Learn about the 2016 Flatstock Stage here!

SXSW Flatstock 2015 Gallery

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