Tempo 2017 Tubascopes | Kids Out and About Austin

Tempo 2017 Tubascopes

Tubascopes are listening sculptures inspired by the obsolete acoustic locaters of the 1930's

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.


TEMPO 2017, a temporary public art exhibition presented by the Art in Public Places program, is currently on view through November 19.  Now in its fifth year, the TEMPO program features outdoor artworks by local artists sited across Austin in a temporary display. For 2017, nine installations were selected, reflecting a variety of materials and themes.

TEMPO Convergence
After being displayed in Austin parklands and other City-owned sites, all nine works will be presented together at Edward Rendon Sr. Park in a collective exhibition, TEMPO Convergence, as part of the East Austin Studio Tour, November 11-19.

Self-Guided Tours
Visitors may embark on self-guided tours using the ArtRides Mobile app which will provide suggested routes and audio of the artists describing their works at each of the stops.

Guided Bike Tours
September 16 at 9 AM (intermediate) Meet at Mellow Johnny's Bike Shop, 400 Nueces St, 78701
September 16 at 6 PM (beginner) Meet at "Open Room Austin",  200 Sandra Muraida Way, 78701
September 17 at 9 AM (intermediate) Meet at Nelo's Cycle's and Coffee,  8108 Mesa Dr B-105, 78759

TEMPO Convergence Guided Tours
Please meet at the trailhead in Camacho Activity Center parking lot, 34 Robert T Martinez Jr St, Austin, TX 78702. Parking is free but limited.

November 11 at 11 am - Saturday Strut Opening event
Date TBD – TemPUPorary Art Walk (special tour for dogs and their owners)
November 17at 11 am - Toddler Trot (special tour for families with young children)
November 19 at 4 pm - Sunday Stroll Closing Event

See map below for locations of each work or click here for an interactive version. Click here for a printable PDF with information on each work.


301 Nature Center Drive
Austin, TX, 78746
United States


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