Really Small Museum - Eco | TEMPO on The Trail

“We believe art has the power to connect people to their environment in meaningful ways,” said Hanna Cofer, Interim CEO of The Trail Conservancy. “By inviting artists to create temporary installations along the trail, we hope to foster a deeper connection between our community and the natural world that surrounds us.”

(Mocked up view of the new TEMPO on the Trail work by Artist Juliet Whitsett)

"OnTuesday, January 30, 2024 – The Trail Conservancy, in collaboration with the City of Austin Economic Development Department’s Art in Public Places Program (AIPP), is pleased to announce the artists selected to participate in this year’s TEMPO on the Trail–a public art initiative that invites practicing visual artists and artist teams to create short-term or time-based artworks at various locations along the Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail. TEMPO aims to cultivate curiosity, spark imagination, and encourage exploration of the vibrant city of Austin through temporary art installations."

Read the  big announcement!

SMALL can be BIG. The Really Small Museum is a (very small) white cube exhibition space that originated in 2021 to infuse art, celebration, conversation, and connection into two East Austin neighborhoods. Having featured works from over 60 artists, the impact of this community art project has extended far beyond the original front yards. As part of the 2024-2025 Trail Conservancy | TEMPO Project on the Holly Lakefront Trail, Really Small Museum- Eco will center on collaborations with artists focused on the environment, ecology, sustainability and the natural world. Over the course of a year, it will showcase twelve artists including an exhibition of curator Juliet Whitsett’s own art advocating for threatened and endangered species.

Juliet Whitsett (she/her) is an artist and arts/environmental educator with a passion for exploring the intersection of science, community and creativity. She has exhibited and collaborated with universities, environmental organizations, museums and scientists across Texas and is presently an Artist Fellow for the University of Texas' Planet Texas 2050 Initiative (2022 - 2024).