If the East Austin Studio Tour started as an opportunity to peek inside artists’ creative spaces, outside installations and public projects have joined the fun adding artistic explosions to parks or overlooked public spaces.
Here’s our picks of what to see:
“Field Constructs.” On a 10-acre former landfill, four large-scale installations inspire re–imagining of the once-environmentally hazardous site. Circle Acres Nature Preserve, 900 Grove Blvd. Special hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 14-15, 21-22.
“The Sky Looms.” Nancy Mims uses the wondrous, hidden greenhouses and gardens space of the Utility Research Gardens for a singular installation of enormous photographs of the sky that are printed on cloth, then cut apart and woven back together. 638 Tillery St.
“Omission” and “Sky Lines.” Juan Deleon’s “Omission” is 20 enormous inflatable white orbs. Underneath the Pleasant Valley Road overpasss, Melissa Borrell and Hanna Lupico drape an enormous garland of colorful solar-powered fiber-optic cable. Both are city-sponsored temporary public art project. Boggy Creek Greenbelt Park, Rosewood Ave.
For more coverage of and recommendations for EAST, visit our the austin360 arts blog.