Council members approve new art project

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by JESSICA VESS / KVUE News & Photojournalist KENNETH NULL

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Posted on August 22, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Updated Thursday, Aug 22 at 12:01 PM

AUSTIN -- Austin City Council members have approved a new art project.

On Thursday the council got an update for a proposed project along West Avenue in the new Seaholm District.

“It's going to be a very dynamic place for pedestrians and mixed-use and new business and civic facilities, so we're looking at how the artwork can add to that experience and right now the new West Avenue corridor looks like an interesting place to focus artists' efforts. There will be the new Seaholm wall. There will be some private development so it's a good mix, partnership,” said Meghan Wells, administrator with the City of Austin’s Art in Public Places.

The new art is expected to cost about $200,700. That money comes directly from Austin Energy funds that were set aside for public art projects.

Council members approved the project seven to zero. It's one of about 60 similar projects currently underway across the city.

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