Temporary Public Art
Temporary public artworks can enrich the civic dialogue, engage public spaces in a unique way, and attract new artists to participate in the City’s public art program.

The City's Art in Public Places (AIPP) program commissioned temporary works was in 2009, as part of the Texas Biennial. AIPP commissioned 6 temporary outdoor artworks and 1 performance art piece for parkland locations in central and east Austin.

In 2013, AIPP launched the TEMPO project for temporary public artworks in City parkland. TEMPO allows artists to explore a range of themes suitable for outdoor environments and provides the opportunity for innovative, thought-provoking artwork that effects the way people experience their environment. The City parks eligible for TEMPO artworks were selected by the Parks and Recreation Department for their locations outside the downtown area, reaching into neighborhoods which may not currently have public art.
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