Temporary public art plays an important role in attracting new and emerging artists to the City’s public art program, enriches the civic dialogue, cultivates tourism, and engages public space in a unique way. The TEMPO program allows artists to explore a range of themes suitable for the outdoor environment and provides the opportunity for innovative, thought-provoking artwork that impacts the way people experience their environment. Enjoy the following artists at this years Austin’s New Year Celebration.


2019 Featured Visual Art Attraction!

Pathway to enLIGHTENment

Once at Auditorium Shores, and It begins to get dark, you will notice something new and very different about this year’s event. A colorful glow from the trees will be your first clue. On your way to the Community Stage and Kids Area, you will pass through the walkway on the west side of the park, that runs from Riverside drive to the Stevie Ray Vaughan statue on the banks of the Colorado River. The path will transform into a vivid and mind melting visual extravaganza for the senses. The Pathway to enLIGHTENment. Enter the pathway from any direction and you will immediately be mesmerized by moving lights and effects under the tree canopy and around you on the ground.

Executive Producer Jeff Miller adds “We wanted to create something special in that area of the park. A visual work of art that is constantly changing colors, shapes, and evolving. Something that peaks the senses and changes the way you look at that space. And one that also highlights our hero and inspiration, the life and music of Stevie Ray Vaughan, who’s memorial statue is prominently featured at the end of the pathway bathed in light and smoke”.

Hours: Dark to 10:30pm on New Year’s Eve!