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South Central Waterfront Walk & Draw

  • Statesman Bat Observation Center (Under the Congress Bridge) Austin, TX, 78704 United States (map)

The City of Austin and local artist Ann Armstrong of Austin's Atlas are teaming up to produce a crowdsourced Peoples' Field Guide to the South Central Waterfront. As we imagine the future of this particular place, the people's guide will reflect on what is and what was.

The process of creating the peopel's guide will unfold via a series of public events over the next few months, the first of which will be a Walk and Draw.

The Walk & Draw Walkshops are just one way that Austinites can engage with the South Central Waterfront Initiative. To learn more about this initiative and all of the other ways to become informed and engaged, visit:

Come to the Statesman Bat Obeservation Center, and document your territory with drawings and/or text. All of the participants combined pieces will be stitched together to form a singular map that will be on display during the upcoming charrette. A little bonus for participation: for those who submit the completed blocks at the end of the Walk and Draw will receive their own copy of the Austin’s Atlas Urban Oddities illustrated pedestrian guide. 

This is a family-friendly event welcoming all to come and take part in a creative and fun way to connect to the City and one another. Additional Walkshops are planned for the upcoming fall, so stay tuned and visit for the latest in ways to get involved.

The event starts at 6:30 and ends at 8:30 -- groups will be briefed + set free with paper and pens at 6:45, 7:00, 7:15.

For more information about Austin’s Atlas and local architect, artist, welder, and mapmaker Ann Armstrong, visit and

Parking for this event is available at the Statesman pay to park lot and starts at $6. You can also park by the S. 1st bridge and walk along the trail. Or you could ride your bike, or take a walk to the event.