TEMPO 2017 is on view throughout the city so we’ve created four tours to explore the works in manageable distances.
Downtown and Eastside
The shortest route at just under 10 miles, these are the 3 works closest to downtown and can be done using the B-Cycle bike share system. The Carver Library, the MACC, and Austin Nature Center are destinations that also hold multiple offerings from the Art in Public Places permanent collection.
At 20 miles, this loop expands on the Downtown and Eastside Route with stops in Ramsey Park and Bartholomew Park before traveling through the Mueller neighborhood.
Another expansion of the Downtown and Eastside Route, we ride into South Austin visiting the Pleasant Valley and Manchaca Libraries. The South Route clocks in at 25 miles and does include riding in bike lanes on South Congress and South Lamar.
The North Loop is the longest route at 29 miles stretching to Schroeter Park in Northwest Austin. The majority of this route is on well-traveled bike routes but we added an exploration of the new MoPac bike path near the Domain and made use of the public access through the Hyde Park Baptist Quarry property to stay off of Duval Rd.
Austin is a big city and the art is distributed across nine separate council districts. If these route distances seem a bit daunting, ride shorter segments of the routes or explore the works individually while they are out in the districts.
After being displayed in Austin parklands and other City-owned sites, all nine works will be presented together at Edward Rendon Sr. Park in a collective exhibition, TEMPO Convergence, as part of the East Austin Studio Tour, November 11-19.