The Austin-Gwangmyeong Committee focuses on economic development and performing arts exchanges. The committee has a particular focus in music and organizes frequent visits from Korean musical groups to Austin and vice versa.
Gwangmyeong is located in western Kyonggi Province, about 9 miles from Seoul. The city is a gateway for the metro area and is a hub for culture and arts. Annual events held in the city include the Ori Culture Festival, Mt. Gureum Art Festival and Music Valley Festival.
25 Gwangmyeong high school students studied at Austin Community College's Riverside Campus in the summer of 2012
Performances by many Korean bands and orchestras in Austin, including at SXSW
An exhibit titled “Song of Korea” at the Austin Children’s Museum