With its city population creeping towards the one million mark, Austin is chock-full of creative types who live by the mantra “Keep Austin Weird.” This unofficial slogan was coined in 2000 by the city’s community college librarian Red Wassenich and was quickly adopted by the residents who sought to differentiate themselves from their more conservative neighbors in other parts of Texas.

The city is home to famous events such as South by Southwest, the music and tech festival that attracts over a quarter of a million visitors every spring, but aside from a thriving music scene, it is home to many artists. Here we share with you some of our picks of the local talent.