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City seeks artists for TEMPO exhibit

Friday, December 4, 2020 by Tai Moses

The Economic Development Department is inviting local artists to participate in Art in Public Places TEMPO 2021, the city’s annual temporary public art exhibition. TEMPO’s mission, according to the announcement, is “to promote tourism, cultivate curiosity, spark imagination, engage the community in a meaningful dialogue about public art, foster work by local artists, and cultivate exploration of Austin.” Sylnovia Holt Rabb, acting director of the EDD, said, “We are continuing our commitment to support the next generation of public artists. The TEMPO exhibition provides the community with a deeper appreciation of public art through thought-provoking installations that enhance city-owned sites across Austin.” At least 10 artists will be selected and their work will be exhibited at library branches throughout the city. Submit a proposal by Thursday, Jan. 26, at 5 p.m. via PublicArtist.org/AustinAIPP. Interested artists may register on Eventbrite to attend a virtual information meeting on Dec. 15, noon-1 p.m.

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