Members of the creative and North Austin communities discuss community revitalization, economic development, and the role public art plays in these two concepts. Rundberg Rising, Love North Austin, and other arts groups in North Austin are sponsored projects of Austin Creative Alliance.
This month's Conversation Corps topic is Arts and Creativity. We'll be at Cafe Java at 6 pm on Tuesday, October 13th, for a one-hour guided dialogue. We'd love to have you join us, or participate in any of the conversations this month around the city. Check out this month's conversation schedule at www.atxtalks.org
The City of Austin, CapMetro and AISD want to hear your thoughts on the value of the arts to you. How do they impact you as a citizen? How do you envision these agencies using their resources to help build the capacity of our creative sector, our various cultural communities and our community at large. What components are most important to you, how do you think they should be funded, and what can be done to ensure that everyone has access?
Hope to see you on Tuesday at Cafe Java!
The North Austin Community and School Alliance meeting is scheduled for Friday, October 9 at 12:00am. Our meeting will be held in the Library in J. Frank Dobie Middle School.
Lunch will be provided as usual and please bring in anything you would like for us to share with our families. We wil be talking about several new programs here at Dobie for our parents and students this year, so if you are with an organization that offers any type of classes, please bring any information/literature you have to this meeting. We will also be talking about our Fall festival.
Guest Speaker : Kurt Cadena-Mitchell, MSSW Equity Specialist, Region 7 (Courageous Conversations)
There will be a free musical concert at St. John's Episcopal Church starting at 7:30 PM on Saturday evening, Oct. 9th. St. John's is at the corner of Parkfield and Braker Lane. Tai Collins who is a musician from Gracywoods is celebrating his thirtieth birthday with an evening of song calling it the Big Three Oh! Celebration. It will feature opera, folk songs, sacred songs, etc.
Donations are appreciated but not mandatory.
NORTH AUSTIN NEEDS YOU!!!
From the traffic light just below 183 (Morrow Lane) to Howard, North Lamar is a highway. SInce TxDot is responsible for North Lamar, Austin's hands are tied.
We just found this out:
"State Representative Celia Israel will also be at the meeting to discuss state-level transportation updates for the North Austin area. And Council Member Ann Kitchen, Chair of the Council’s Mobility Committee, and a representative from the office of Congressman Lloyd Doggett will also attend.
The meeting will be held on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church at 11201 Parkfield Drive."
To fix North Lamar, we need TxDot to either fix the road--
or give it to Austin.(They did this with South Lamar and Airport, so it can be done again)
So North Austin really, really need lots of people at this meeting tomorrow. Lots and lots of people
This is our chance to convince Doggett and Israel that our community is standing together, and we want to see North Lamar FIXED!
Thank you so much!
Another article focusing on Austin's unique version of New Urbanism - 'Compact and Caucasian' :
"The millennials have spoken. They have chosen this proudly odd capital city as their own, flooding it with startups and sustaining a local food-truck economy mesmerizing to behold.....
Large portions of the youngsters who’ve flooded this adult playground are well-educated, well-paid and white. With downtown firmly established as a technology hub and the city’s southern confines quickly stretching their suburban reaches, the unsparing hand of gentrification is sweeping east, broaching Interstate 35, long the marker of Austin’s deepest divide: richer, whiter Austin to the west vs. poorer, off-white Austin to the east."
FYI -We have posted this before, but any New Urbanism that does not follow America's professional society for urban planners' smart growth policies is not New Urbanism.
Drunk drivers are to blame for some of the fatalities we’ve seen in Austin this year, unfortunately the City just broke a record for traffic-related deaths.
Oskar Blues, a Colorado-based brewery and restaurant chain, is opening a massive brewpub in Austin.
The company announced Thursday that it plans to open a 50,000 square-foot brewery with a 5,000 square-foot taproom and music venue at 10420 Metric Blvd. in North Austin. Oskar Blues plans to brew its full line of beers at the planned Austin brewery.
Fifth-graders Jewellz Menchaca Luna and Htoo Htee Ywar step back from the retaining wall outside McBee Elementary School, surveying what objects to paint next to an outline of Earth....
The mural will be finished in October. It is being funded in part by proceeds from the North by North Austin Garden Tour held last May. McBee librarian Heather Stephens said the mural will spur community involvement.
“It’s a first step for us,” she said. “We want to continue this momentum of partnering with the community.”
The mural is the latest project of a group of volunteers from the Rundberg Rising coalition, which began in January. The group is painting murals throughout the North Austin area, the first being at Harmony Science Academy on East Rundberg Lane near I-35. Group representative Sarah Duzinski said volunteers mapped other assets in the community for future mural locations.
“The goal of Rundberg Rising is to connect youth with public art opportunities, catalyze creative projects and capitalize on our own strengths,” she said.
Austin City Council Member Don Zimmerman will host a District 6 Town Hall from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26, at Gateway Church (7104 McNeil Drive, Austin). The public is welcome to attend and address other subjects with the Councilman and staff.
For more information on the Town Hall, contact Zimmerman's City Hall office at (512) 978-2106, the District 6 Field Office at (512) 608-3580, or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.