Austin’s oldest park spans across 84 acres. It’s great for everything from bike rides and runs to picnics and pick up volleyball games. It’s home to family friendly events like Eeyore’s Birthday and Movies in the Park. If you haven’t guessed it, we’re talking about Pease Park.

This green space means so much to the City of Austin and its residents, Pease Park Conservancy is working to make it even better with Art in the Park. In January 2018, Patrick Dougherty will visit Austin for approximately three weeks to construct one of his striking Stickwork sculptures, but he can’t do it alone.

That’s right, you can help keep Austin beautiful! By providing a monetary donation or volunteering your time, you can be apart of the community effort to create public art. This addition to Pease Park will stand tall and inspire the hearts of the Austin community for years to come. Excited to get involved? Us too!

Volunteers helping with a Stickwork project

Stickwork installation by Patrick Dougherty

Stickwork takes roughly three weeks to construct, requires the assistance of many volunteers, and work will begin in January 2018. Volunteers must be ages 16 & up but need no specific skills, just willingness to weave sticks and take direction from the artist. For more info and to sign up to help, please click here.

— contributed by Kristen Balderas