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Greetings, artists and arts supporters!

We are sending you this newsletter to let you know about the latest activities of AIPP as well as upcoming opportunities!   

Project Spotlight:
Crystalline by Animalis Works
New Addition to Colorado Street!

Last week, new artwork, titled Crystalline, by Dharmesh Patel and Autumn Ewalt (Animalis Works) was installed at the northeast corner of Colorado and 4th Streets. Three more sculptures by the pair will be installed early next year.


Artists' Statement: The polished stainless steel sculptures will mirror the surrounding architecture and street life creating a literal representation of the identity of the city and its inhabitants. Each multi-faceted sculpture is site-specific, uniquely designed and placed to reflect dynamic aspects of each location. Viewed from different perspectives, the pieces will highlight multiple angles of the streetscape. These sculptures invite the interaction of the viewer, enhancing the downtown experience for pedestrians of all ages.


This artwork is part of the Colorado Streetscape Enhancement Project, a project of the Great Streets Development Program.

AIPP Open Office Hours 

October AIPP Open Office Hours

Stop by the Cultural Arts Division offices (201 E. 2nd Street) on Friday, October 11, between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. for Open Office Hours!


Meet with an AIPP staff member and ask any questions related to public art commissions or the AIPP collection. We will also be able to answer any questions related to applying for the People's Gallery 2014 exhibition. No appointments necessary!


Click here for more information.
Call for Artwork:
The People's Gallery 2014

Deadline: October 18, 2013, 5:00 p.m.

The City of Austin seeks 2- and 3-dimensional artworks in any medium by Austin-area visual artists or from Austin galleries or visual arts organizations. The 2014 People's Gallery Exhibition runs from February 28, 2014 through January 9, 2015.  


Read the complete Call for Artwork here. Connect with The People's Gallery on Facebook!


Questions? Contact Suzanne Burton at 512.974.6456 or [email protected].

North Austin Community Garden Groundbreaking

Turn some dirt at the North Austin Community Garden!
When: Sunday, October 27, 2013, 2:15 p.m.

Where: North Austin Community Recreation Center at 1000 W. Rundberg Ln.


On Sunday, October 27, we will officially kick off construction

of the much-anticipated North Austin Community Garden. Join artists Lucy Begg and Robert Gay (Thoughtbarn) and Garden Leadership Group members to celebrate this exciting milestone and learn how you can become involved. 


Stay awhile and experience the Fall Harvest Festival from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.!

Other Opportunities and Events
Americans for the Arts Webinar Series - Public Viewing
Creative Placemaking and Public Art 
The Creative Placemaking and Public Art webinar series is a virtual training series offering the necessary tools to arts administrators, artists, designers, planners and economic/community development professionals to assess and implement creative placemaking and public art projects to enhance your community's sense of place.
Viewing sessions are free and open to the public and will take place at the Cultural Arts Division offices (201 E. 2nd Street). Upcoming sessions are listed below.
Thursday, October 10
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Project Management A-Z
Thursday, November 7
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Getting into the Weeds
Wednesday, November 20
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
If We Build It Will They Come?
Thursday, December 5
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Post-Ribbon Cutting Sucess
Other Artwork Opportunities
For basic information about, and links to, other Public Art Calls to Artists around the country, please visit Public Art 4Culture. For 4Culture Opportunity Listings, click here.
The City of Austin Art in Public Places program acquires and maintains works of art for City facilities and parks through commissions, donations and loans for the cultural enrichment of the Austin community. AIPP is part of the Cultural Arts Division within the City of Austin's Economic Development Department. For more information, please visit or e-mail  


The AIPP Panel usually meets at 6 p.m. on the first Monday of every month at City Hall, in Room 1029. Come see artists presenting their design work, listen as panel members discuss upcoming opportunities for public art, and see how the whole process happens from start to finish!


The Arts Commission usually meets at 5:30 p.m. on the third Monday of every month in City Hall Council Chambers. After the AIPP Panel votes on a project or an upcoming opportunity, the Austin Arts Commission reviews their work and decides which projects and opportunities move forward.


Check here for actual meeting dates and agenda items. Meetings can be changed so it's always good to check before you make the trip! See you soon!