City of Austin Public Art Collection

A city program called Art In Public Places was established in 1985 to award funding for public artworks. After 30 years, the city's collection includes over 180 pieces of permanent and temporary public art valued at more than $75,000. In 2002, Austin City Council removed the $200,000 spending cap from the program and doubled the percentage of capital improvement funding given to art projects from 1% to 2%.

Read more about this data set and AIPP here.

Created by Lauren Florence for Christian McDonald's Data Visualization Course, University of Texas at Austin, Spring 2015

Data source: The City of Austin’s Data Portal 

Nobuho Nagasawa's "Seeding Time" was commissioned in 2004 by the City Hall of Austin. It was chosen as one of the Best Public Artwork for the annual 2004-2005 "Art in America" magazine awards.

City_of_Austin_Public_Art_Collection pages with Austin as City and TX as State mapped by Street Address

Page Title
Street Address
! Mira !Male34 Robert T. Martinez Jr. St.;
A DreamFemale5801 Ainez Dr.;
A River Runs Thru UsMale1161 Angelina St.;
Angelina EberlyMaleWest side between 6th and 7th Street;
Arboreal PassageMale301 Nature Center Dr.;
AuroraFemale808 Nile Rd.;
Austin Downtown Cruiser (Day)Male3600 Presidential Blvd.;
Austin Downtown Cruiser (Night)Male3600 Presidential Blvd.;
Autumn PondsFemale900 Barton Springs Road;
Bait BoxMale;
Barbara Jordan MemorialMale3600 Presidential Blvd.;
Beach DogsMale7201 Levander Loop;
Big ArchGroup2400 Holly St.;
Big Chiller BluesFemale5th Street and Sabine Street;
Big SnakeGroup301 Nature Center Dr.;
Celebrating TraditionsFemaleWebberville Road;
Collector RevisitedFemale2800 Star of Texas Rd.;
Comite Patriota; Cinco de Mayo and Diez y SeisMale2608 Gonzales St.;
Community Core Sample ProjectGroup7500 Blessing Ave.;
Community QuiltGroup3911 Manchaca Rd.;
Confabulating OrbitsMale500 East Cesar Chavez St.;
ConnectedFemale7201 Levander Loop;
Crumley's MarketMale301 W. Second St.;
Dawn to DuskMale651 North Pleasant Valley Rd.;
Deuce GatesFemale7800 Johnny Morris Road;
DiscoveryMale1600 Grove Blvd;
Doctor PanglossGroup3810 Todd Lane;
Door/Not DoorMale;
Dove and the Leaves of HealingMale1201 Webberville Rd.;
El futuro es una página en blanco. ¿Qué escribirás en ella?Female1105 E. Cesar Chavez Street;
Elevated PrairieGroup812 Springdale Road;
EmergenceMale1000 Barton Springs Rd.;
Fifty-Six InchesGroup2500 Exposition Blvd.;
Fire in the HeartMale4123 South First St.;
Flights of FancyGroup2200 Hancock Dr.;
For Jeep With LoveFemale900 Barton Springs Road;
For La RazaGroup2400 Holly St.;
formation; language; memoryGroupBrush Square Park; 409 East Fifth Street
Four Terrorists Trapped in a BullringMale2800 Star of Texas Rd.;
Giant Mushroom ForestMale;
Go ForthMale1163 Angelina St.;
Golden-Cheeked WarblerFemale3635 RR 620 South;
Green Austin SeriesMale3600 Presidential Blvd.;
Grotto Wall at Sparky ParkMale3701 Grooms Street;
Hidden CanyonFemale601 E 15th St.; 9th Floor
High Water MarkFemaleCesar Chavez; East and West of S. First Street;
Hill of the Medicine ManMale3600 Presidential Blvd.;
Homeland SecurityMale1000 Barton Springs Rd.;
Index for ContemplationFemale500 East Cesar Chavez St.;
Italianos 1; Italianos 2; Italianos 3; Indian Land1; On the Way & Pueblo TreesFemale601 E 15th St.; 9th Floor
Jolly-Ville Plateau SalamanderMale3635 RR 620 South;
Karst CircleMale11401 Escarpment Blvd.;
Kids in the Mirror; Orphanage at Svir Stroi. Svir Stroi; RussiaFemale7201 Levander Loop;
La Fuente en Calle SegundoGroup2nd Street & San Antonio;
La PinataMale2800 Star of Texas Rd.;
La Quinceanera - 15th BirthdayMale2400 Holly St.;
LABGroupVeterans Drive to Shady Lane;
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Spring #1Female7201 Levander Loop;
Lamina GrooveFemale2307 Foster Avenue;
Las Acciones del Pasado Aseguran el Exito Hacia el Futuro (The Actions of the Past Ensure Success for the Future)Male2100 E. 3rd St.;
Leaf; Pod & SamaraMale3600 Presidential Blvd.;
Learning to FlyFemale12500 Amherst Dr.;
Let Me Entertain YouFemale2101 Jesse E. Segovia Street;
LetterscapeMale7201 Levander Loop;
Lone Star GazeboMaleNorth Bank near Buford Fire Tower;
Lou Neff Point GazeboGroupSouth Bank at Barton Creek;
Macro / Micro CultureMale500 East Cesar Chavez St.;
Me BarrioGroup2400 Holly St.;
Medicinal Plant WallMale5811 Nuckols Crossing Rd.;
MomentsMale300 N. Lamar Blvd.;
Night WingsMale300 South Congress Avenue;
O. Henry at CardsMale409 East Fifth St.;
Oak Hill TriptychMale5125 Convict Hill Rd.;
On the GreenMale5400 Jimmy Clay Dr.;
One by OneFemale2800 Star of Texas Rd.;
Open Room AustinGroup;
Opossum Temple and Voodoo PewGroupPossum Point - North Bank at Shoal Creek;
Our NeighborhoodMale300 Cesar Chavez Street;
Outdoor StudioGroup1143 Northwestern Ave.;
Padre NuestroFemale2800 Star of Texas Rd.;
Personal Effects IIIFemale2800 Star of Texas Rd.;
Phantom ShipFemale2201 Barton Springs Rd.;
Philosophers RockFemale2201 Barton Springs Rd.;
PlayFemale2800 Star of Texas Rd.;
PlaymatesMale1156 W. Cesar Chavez St.;
PrintingFemale2800 Star of Texas Rd.;
Q (not a quince)Female2800 Star of Texas Rd.;
Rayo de Esperanza - A Beacon of Hope: Sculpture; Community Kiosk; BenchesGroup1105 E. Cesar Chavez Street;
Reach for your DreamsFemale1200 Montopolis Drive;
Read More BooksFemale2505 Steck Ave.;
Reading Between the LionsMale5801 Westminster Dr.;
Reality * Texas * MythologyFemale3600 Presidential Blvd.;
ReflectFemale400 Ralph Ablanedo Drive;
Riffs and RhythmsMale500 East Cesar Chavez St.;
Sanctuary of the Tribal AlligatorMale8601 Tallwood Dr.;
Schnauzer at the DoorMale601 E 15th St.; 9th Floor
Sea of KnowledgeFemale2505 Steck Ave.;
Seeding TimeFemale301 West 2nd Street;
Sesquicentennial MuralMale1161 Angelina St.;
ShoestringFemale7201 Levander Loop;
Signs of the TimesGroup2400 Holly St.;
Sky GatesMale7200 Berkman Drive;
Snake CulvertMale1143 Northwestern Ave.;
Snake PathMale600 River Street;
Souls of the TreesFemale8637 Spicewood Springs Rd.;
Spirit of HopeMale1156 Hargrave St.;
Stevie Ray Vaughan MemorialMaleSouth Bank at South 1st & Riverside Drive;
Swallow SuiteFemale2800 Star of Texas Rd.;
Texas BotanicalsFemale500 East Cesar Chavez St.;
The Children are the FutureGroup2400 Holly St.;
The CourtyardMale808 Nile Rd.;
The CyclistFemale7201 Levander Loop;
The IslandMale5010 Old Manor Rd;
The SourceMale625 East 10th Street;
The UnsungMale4108 Todd Lane;
The VisitMale3600 Presidential Blvd.;
The Waller Creek ShelvesMale500 East Cesar Chavez St.;
Threshold ProjectGroup7500 Blessing Ave.;
to Parts UnknownFemale3600 Presidential Blvd.;
Trail of Tejano Legends: TenderlyFemaleFestival Beach Park along the; Nash Hernandez Sr. Road
Trail of Tejano Legends: Una Canción de Fe Y FamiliaFemale600 River Street;
Trail of Tejano Legends: ¡Estamos en Tejas!FemaleRoy Montelongo Scenic Overlook; Canterbury St and Pleasant Valley Rd
TransitionMale3600 Presidential Blvd.;
Tree on Barton CreekMale300 Cesar Chavez Street;
Tribute to Gus GarciaMale1106 E. Rundberg Ln.;
Turner-Roberts-Overton MemorialMale7201 Colony Loop Drive;
Unity: The Tree of LifeFemale5801 Ainez Dr.;
Untitled (Aquarium Scene)Male8011 Beckett Rd.;
Untitled (Arenz, Gilson)Group12400 Lamplight Village Ave.;
Untitled (Dove Springs children)Group5803 Nuckols Crossing;
Untitled (Edwards)Male808 Nile Rd.;
Untitled (Faces)Group5803 Nuckols Crossing;
Untitled (Flato)Female625 East 10th Street;
Untitled (Playground Sidewalk Mural)Male8011 Beckett Rd.;
Untitled 1 (Polite)Female2400 Holly St.;
Untitled 2 (Polite)Female2400 Holly St.;
Variegated ContinuumFemale600 River Street;
VisionMale124 West Eighth St.; 3rd Floor;
VoyagesFemale3600 Presidential Blvd.;
Wall of HandsMale4411 Meinardus Road;
WorkerMale7201 Levander Loop;
XFemale2800 Star of Texas Rd.;
Zilker Gardens Main Entry GateGroup2220 Barton Springs Rd.;

City of Austin Public Art Collection: Analysis by Zip Code and Gender

City of Austin Public Art Collection pages

The city of Austin's Art in Public Places program averages 8 to 10 new projects every year, with 2% of all capital improvement project budgets allocated to the commission or purchase of art for each site.

"Open Room Austin"

The City of Austin Art In Public Places (AAIP) commissioned artists Rosario Marquardt and Roberto Behar to create "Open Room Austin," a permanent public art installation at Sand Beach Park.