Our mission is to enhance Austin's visual and artistic landscape, all in a manner thouroughly in keeping with the city's enthusiasm for creativity, community, and ecology. AOTW believes that art enriches lives, and that this enrichment should be available to everyone. Art should be everywhere: On your way to school, on your way to work, on your way home-- Art On The Way!
Art On The Way (AOTW) is an innovative nonprofit organization committed to transforming public and private underutilized plots of land throughout Austin into sites for contemporary visual art. AOTW reclaims this land and invigorates these city-sites by installing a series of unique public artworks created by Texas artists directly for these forgotten portions of Austin neighborhoods. This is an invaluable opportunity for artists to get involved in the community through the creation of public-scale works, and for community neighborhoods to get involved in the selection and maintenance of contemporary art pieces. These pieces will not only beautify unused and undeveloped land sites throughout Austin, but also become a source of pride for neighborhoods, helping define their collective sense of community identity.
Community is paramount for AOTW. Young and old alike, regardless of economic status, can take part in the walk-through, bike-through, hike-through, drive-through museum of Art On The Way. People who might otherwise never enter a gallery will be confronted with contemporary art and its inherent questions of culture.
We are excited about the dialogue this will create in the Capitol of Texas. Conversations about the transformative, temporal, valuable-- conversations about the power of art in society and in an individual's life. These are conversations taken out if the traditional gallery or museum context and made relevant to every member of the community.
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Art On The Way is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin's future. Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com