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Arts + Culture Celebration

May 14 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

dancers practice in a studio space.
Join us on May 14 to celebrate the unveiling of “Common Waters: A Demonstration Project for the Butler Trail and Lady Bird Lake.” Dancers Veronica DeWitt, Tanya Winters, and Joey Smallet are performing as part of the 50th anniversary celebration for the Trail Foundation on May 14th at 1:45 PM at the shores of Lakeshore Park, 2525 South Lakeshore Drive.
Three local artists, Ruben Esquivel, Reji Thomas, and Taylor Davis have been selected to collaborate, design, and install a temporary art installation on Lady Bird Lake this spring as part of the Trail’s Arts + Culture Plan. The installation, titled Common Waters, will explore themes of community, creativity, environment, and collaboration, and will incorporate artistic components as well as ecological function. Supporting this effort will be TTF, environmental artist Stacy Levy, and Austin-based curators Public City.  This event is in partnership with the Austin Parks and Recreation Department, Austin Art in Public Places, and the Watershed Protection Department.
This event will be broken into three parts. Attendees may choose to attend one, two, or even all three aspects of the event:

Morning Launch:  10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Join the artists at the Waller Beach Boat Launch near the Holiday Inn to watch the assembly of the piece – you may even get the chance to plant something yourself! Event includes live music by A’lante Flamenco and interaction with the artists.

Procession:  12 – 1 p.m.
Kayak, paddle board, canoe, walk, bike or run to join and watch the procession as the creation makes its way down Lady Bird Lake to the installation site at Lakeshore Park. Check out our recommended viewing areas. Music by Ephraim Owens Quartet. 

Afternoon Celebration:  12 – 2 p.m.
Upon reaching its final destination, the floating wetland installation will be installed right off the shores of Lakeshore Park! Celebrate the install with a performance from Art Spark by Body Shift and a Sustainable Community Workshop by Future Front X Sustain the Mag. Drinks will be provided by JuiceLand and Weird Tea and Beverages.


May 14
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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