The City of Austin’s Art in Public Places Program, part of the Cultural Arts Division of the Economic Development Department, will host two community input meetings for upcoming artwork projects at the University Hills Library and Govalle Park Pool. At the events, residents of each community will be invited to meet the commissioned artists, provide feedback to proposed designs, and participate in conversations that will help the artists develop plans for their respective installations.
On April 20, Govalle community residents will learn more about artist Amy Scofield’s commission for Govalle Park and Pool, and will be invited to share stories and memories of the Park to help shape the artist’s plans and process.
When: April 20, 6:30-8:30PM
Where: Parque Zaragoza Neighborhood Center, 2608 Gonzales St
On April 22, residents of the University Hills community are invited to meet artist Colin McIntyre and his team to learn more about his commission for the University Hills Library. Residents will be encouraged to submit handwriting samples by jotting down answers to simple questions about their neighborhood. These samples may be transformed into components for the eventual sculpture that Colin hopes to create.
When: April 22, 10-11:30AM
Where: University Hills Library, 4721 Loyola Ln
Both meetings are free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.
The Cultural Arts Division of the Economic Development Department provides leadership and management for the City’s cultural arts programs and for the development of arts and cultural industries. The Cultural Arts Division is responsible for the Cultural Arts Funding Programs, Art in Public Places Program, community-based arts development, and programs to assist the development of film and creative industries in Austin.
Founded in 1985, the Art in Public Places (AIPP) program acquires and maintains works of art for City facilities and parks through commissions, donations, and loans for the cultural enrichment of Austin’s community. By City ordinance, AIPP allocates 2% of eligible capital improvement project funding to the acquisition of site-specific public artwork. 2015 marks the 30th Anniversary of the AIPP program in Austin, the first municipality in Texas to make a commitment to include works of art in construction projects. For more information, visit www.austincreates.com.
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