Austin Rings in the New Year with Big Fireworks and Big Art!

by Paula Newton December 30, 2015
Yuliya Lanina, Earth Mother. Photo by Philip Rogers via

Yuliya Lanina, Earth Mother. Photo by Philip Rogers via

The City of Austin will present its annual Austin’s New Year (ANY): an alcohol-free celebration that showcases a variety of art, food trucks, and live music. It will take place downtown tomorrow from 4-10 pm with three stages of music (The line-up includes Grupo Fantasma, Golden Dawn Arkestra, Carolyn Wonderland, and many others.) and a 10 pm fireworks show.

Also, the City’s public art program, TEMPO, will be bringing in four big sculptures from its past year of temporary installations. Featured works will be KNOT by George Sabra, Public Sentiment Campaign by Jennifer Chenoweth & Dorothy Johnson, Earth Mother by Yuliya Lanina, and Omission by Juan DeLeon.

ANY’s website describes Earth Mother (pictured above): “This 6-foot-tall female head, sculpted from recycled foam with hair that’s a garden of native flowers and grasses, rises from the fields of district 10’s Rosedale Park to bless visitors. Artist Yuliya Lanina dedicates it to the earth and all mothers.” It sounds like it’s going to be a very Austin New Year!

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