The seven Austin artists who will create installations on the Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail this spring have been chosen. The Trail Conservancy, one of the nonprofits that manage Austin parkland, and the City of Austin Economic Development Department’s Art in Public Places Program on Tuesday announced the selection for this year's Tempo on the Trail.
Tempo is a public art initiative that taps visual artists and artist teams to install short-term or time-based artworks at the Butler Trail, which runs along Shoal and Waller creeks and around Lady Bird Lake in downtown Austin.
“By inviting artists to create temporary installations along the trail, we hope to foster a deeper connection between our community and the natural world that surrounds us," said the Conservancy's Hanna Cofer.
This temporary exhibition "encourages artists to select locations that resonate with them and to design artworks that can be easily installed and uninstalled in those respective locations, allowing for dynamic and ever-changing outdoor art experiences," according to the Conservancy website.
The selected artists and their chosen Butler Trail locations are:
- Adrian Landon Brooks – mural under the Drake Bridge
- Chroma Collective – mural under the IH-35 Bridge
- Raul Buitrago –wheat paper mural at the Seaholm Amenities Pavilion
- Diego Miro-Rivera – lawn art at International Shores
- Johnny Walker – sculpture at Auditorium Shores
- Juliet Whitsett – sculpture at Holly Lakefront Trail
- Ani Bradberry – light art displayed through the Seaholm Intake Building
- Darcie Book – sculpture at Lakeshore Park
Each artist will receive $25,000 to design, fabricate, and install their temporary artwork. Installations will take place from March through June.