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Art in Public Places commissioned Lars Stanley to help design and create public art as part of the renovation project for Firestation #17. Because of Stanley’s experience as a child, losing a house due to fire, he wanted to honor the courage of these men and women. Fire and the Heart, located on front facade and courtyard, incorporates many firefighter images into his design including an abstract figure of a fireman on the front gate and lighting scones that look like helmets.
The Austin Creative Alliance is funded in part by the City of Austin through the Economic Development Department's Cultural Arts Division and by grants from Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts which believes that a great nation deserves great art. The Creative Alliance also receives generous in-kind support from CreateAustin, and Time Warner Cable News. We are also grateful for the ongoing support and participation of our members and patrons.