- September 12, 2017

It’s TEMPO Time! Don’t Miss These Temporary Outdoor Artworks By Austin Area Artists


Now through November 19, Austinites can explore nine FREE public art installations at sites around town. It’s TEMPO time! Don’t miss these temporary outdoor artworks by Austin area artists.

Temporary public art plays an important role in attracting new and emerging artists to Austin’s public art program. The Austin Art in Public Places TEMPO program allows artists to explore a range of themes suitable for the outdoor environment and provides the opportunity for innovative, thought-provoking artwork that impacts the way people experience their environment.  Now in its fifth year, the TEMPO program features outdoor artworks by local artists sited across Austin in a temporary display. For 2017, nine installations were selected, reflecting a variety of materials and themes. Click here for a printable PDF with information on each work.

Ian Dippo
The Aviary
Carver Branch Library, District 1

Photo credit: Phillip Rogers

George Sabra
Era Gate
Pleasant Hill Branch Library, District 2

Photo credit: Phillip Rogers

Ha Na Lee and James Hughes
Forgotten Landscapes
Bartholomew Park, District 4

Rendering courtesy of City of Austin Cultural Arts Division

Dameon Lester
Humble/B-15 (Oil + Ice)
Manchaca Rd. Branch Library, District 5

Photo Credit: Phillip Rogers

R. Eric McMaster
A Composition in Parts
Schroeter Park, District 6

Photo Credit: Phillip Rogers

Emily Hoyt-Weber
Double Arch
Brentwood Park, District 7

Photo Credit: Phillip Rogers

Steve Parker
Austin Nature and Science Center, District 8

Photo Credit: Phillip Rogers

Megha Vaidya and Jesus Valdez
Mexican American Cultural Center, District 9

Photo Credit: Phillip Rogers

Reynaldo Alaniz
Ramsey Park, District 10

Photo Credit: Phillip Rogers

How And Where To View TEMPO

Self-Guided Tours
Visitors may embark on self-guided tours using this interactive map or the ArtRides Mobile app which will provide suggested routes and audio of the artists describing their works at each of the stops.

Guided Bike Tours
September 16 at 9:00 a.m. (intermediate) Meet at Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop, 400 Nueces St, 78701
September 16 at 6:00 p.m. (beginner) Meet at Open Room Austin, 200 Sandra Muraida Way, 78701
September 17 at 9:00 a.m. (intermediate) Meet at Nelo’s Cycle’s and Coffee, 8108 Mesa Dr B-105, 78759

TEMPO Convergence
After being displayed in Austin parklands and other City-owned sites, all nine works will be presented together at Edward Rendon Sr. Park in a collective exhibition, TEMPO Convergence, as part of the East Austin Studio Tour, November 11-19.

TEMPO Convergence Guided Tours
November 11 at 11:00 a.m. – Saturday Strut Opening event
Date TBD – TemPUPorary Art Walk (special tour for dogs and their owners)
November 17 at 11:00 a.m. – Toddler Trot (special tour for families with young children)
November 19 at 4:00 p.m. – Sunday Stroll Closing Event

Convergence Guided Tours will depart from the trailhead in Camacho Activity Center parking lot, 34 Robert T Martinez Jr St, Austin, TX 78702. Parking is free but limited.

Learn more about TEMPO and Art in Public Places or browse the City of Austin’s public art collection.