A visitor stands in front of the logo during the South by South Lawn event on the South Lawn of the White House, Oct. 3, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

In Photos: South By South Lawn

Yesterday, we hosted South by South Lawn, a festival of art, ideas, and action. From interactive booths to panel discussions and art installations, SXSL brought together creators and innovators from around the country. To close out the day, President Obama participated in a panel alongside of Leonardo DiCaprio and Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, on the importance of protecting our planet. Take a look at some moments from the day and share how you plan to make change in your community with #SXSL.

The White House hosts the South by South Lawn event on the South Lawn, Oct. 3, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)
President Barack Obama sits with a Lego statue during preparations for the South by South Lawn event on the South Lawn of the White House, Oct. 3, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Artist Chuck Close takes large portraits of visitors in the State Dining Room of the White House during the South by South Lawn event on the South Lawn of the White House, Oct. 3, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)
Gallant performs in the East Room of the White House during the South by South Lawn event, Oct. 3, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)
Visitors take in the Virtual Reality experience during the South by South Lawn event on the South Lawn of the White House, Oct. 3, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)
A visitor poses for a photo in the space suit at an exhibit promoting the Cancer Moonshot mission during the South by South Lawn event on the South Lawn of the White House, Oct. 3, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)
South by South Lawn attendees fill in to-do notes on the South Lawn of the White House, Oct. 3, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)
South Lawn attendees dance with a character during the event on the on the South Lawn of the White House, Oct. 3, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)
Panelists Jonathan Gold, Yael Aflalo, Krisztina ‘Z’ Holly, Oscar Menjivar, and Brian Mullins speak discuss “LA, a Case Study in Innovation” during the South by South Lawn event on the on the South Lawn of the White House, Oct. 3, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)
Carmen Rojas, Anil Dash, Evan Wolfson and Brittany Packnett participate in a panel discussion, “How We Make Change,” during the South by South Lawn event on the South Lawn of the White House, Oct. 3, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)
Jenna Wortham, Stewart Butterfield, Jukay Hsu, Chris Redlitz, and Nina Tandon participate in a panel discussion, “Fixing Real Problems,” during the South by South Lawn event on the South Lawn of the White House, Oct. 3, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)
The White House hosts the South by South Lawn event on the South Lawn, Oct. 3, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)
The Lumineers perform during the South by South Lawn event on the South Lawn of the White House, Oct. 3, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
President Barack Obama joins Leonardo DiCaprio and Dr. Katharine Hayhoe for a discussion on climate change during the South by South Lawn event on the South Lawn of the White House, Oct. 3, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)
President Barack Obama joins Leonardo DiCaprio and Dr. Katharine Hayhoe for a discussion on climate change during the South by South Lawn event on the South Lawn of the White House, Oct. 3, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
President Barack Obama joins Leonardo DiCaprio and Dr. Katharine Hayhoe for a discussion on climate change during the South by South Lawn event on the South Lawn of the White House, Oct. 3, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Vistitors watch a movie screening after President Barack Obama, Leonardo DiCaprio and Dr. Katharine Hayhoe participated in a discussion on climate change at the South by South Lawn event on the South Lawn of the White House, Oct. 3, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)
Visitors watch a movie screening after President Barack Obama, Leonardo DiCaprio and Dr. Katharine Hayhoe participated in a discussion on climate change at the South by South Lawn event on the South Lawn of the White House, Oct. 3, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)