Musician Adrian Quesada, artist collective Los Outsiders, and performance poet Zell Miller III are among the 10 artists chosen for “Drawing Lines,” a public art project aimed to bring attention to Austin’s new single-member council districts.
Although the project was announced last year — as was its funding from a $256,500 grant from ArtPlace — Mayor Steve Adler announced the artists Wednesday at City Hall.
“Drawing Lines” is a the city’s Cultural Arts Division and GO collaborative in partnership with Public City and Fisterra Studio
Last year, Austin transitioned to a system in which city council members represent 10 specific geographic districts.
The “Drawing Lines” project will embed artists in each of those 10 districts to create something district-specific. The complete roster is
- District 1: Los Outsiders
- District 2: Deborah S. Esquenazi and Carrie Kenny
- District 3: Adrian Quesada
- District 4: Zell Miller III
- District 5: Sonya Cote and The Homegrown Revival
- District 6: Josef Kristofoletti
- District 7: Teruko Nimura
- District 8: Otis Ike and Ivete Lucas
- District 9: Jack Sanders
- District 10: Steve Parker
Artists will begin work immediately and continue through September. Each artist’s work will be showcased in their respective districts in the fall with a group exhibit of all projects in early 2016.