Austin Green Art Temporary Recycled Artwork Installation

Austin, Texas' Austin Green Art has a very Treehuggery approach: it puts sustainability on par with aesthetics. The public art collaborative explores said nexus by creating "Interactivities," programs that promote "community art making and dialogue." On Saturday, artists and volunteers will reinstall a large-scale temporary installation, "Cup City," at East Austin's Azul Cafe. Cup City is a 65x85x15 foot arrangement of metal fencing modules that will hold more than 30,000 recycled coffee cups, aluminum cans, and plastic bottles. Award-winning public art collaborative Legge Lewis Legge of Austin designed the installation, which was commissioned by Starbucks Coffee, and debuted at last month's Austin City Limits Music Festival. :: Austin Green Art

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