Artists working on their proposals
the Austin City Council in March voted to pay $264,000 to design, execute and install public art on the $21.7 million boardwalk trail. Jean Graham, who is managing the public art part of the project for the city, said the other artists are still working on their pro- posals.
The project — which begins east of Congress Avenue and goes to International Shores Park along South Lakeshore Boulevard east of Interstate 35 — includes both low concrete bridges over the water and, in a few sections, on-land trail. Voters in 2010 approved $14.4 million for the project as part of a $90 million transportation bond issue.
The balance of the money for the project is coming from the Trail Foundation, which donated $3 million, and from other city funds.
Artist Ken Little’s ‘Belting It Out’ would include bronze molds of belts, each about 48 inches long, bolted to boardwalk railings.