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Cartographers welcome, not required, for waterfront Walk and Draw

Monday, August 17, 2015 by Nora Ankrum

The city of Austin is hosting two Walk and Draw events this month, the first in a series of interactive public gatherings that will ultimately produce a “crowdsourced Field Guide to the South Central Waterfront,” according to an announcement from the city. The project is part of the South Central Waterfront Initiative, a project to develop a guiding framework over the next 20 years for development of a 97-acre stretch of land near downtown, on the south shore of Lady Bird Lake. Led by artist Ann Armstrong of Austin’s Atlas, Walk and Draw participants will be describing, through their own words and images, the South Central Waterfront area, block by block. The events will be held Aug. 27 at 6:30 p.m. and Aug. 29 at 10 a.m. at the Statesman Bat Observation Center under the Congress Bridge. Participants’ work will later be compiled to produce a single waterfront map to be displayed at an upcoming charrette.

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