THIRST illuminated the devastation caused by extreme weather in our community and honored the loss of millions of trees.
The THIRST tree was severely damaged by two unforeseen floods that happened in quick succession. Not once, not twice, but three times did we repair the root flare, rewire and replace the lighting, and restore the safety buoys. For all of our efforts to return the tree to its glory, the resulting bills mounted to beyond what we raised for the installation, and we need your help!
Please help us raise $15,000 to offset these flooding costs.
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Climate disruption is one of the most crucial issues of our time. Your support will help continue the conversations that THIRST on Lady Bird Lake has encouraged about how to respond to the loss of trees, drought, and climate disruption.
Limited edition prayer flags, signed by Beili Liu, are available for donations over $100.
Like the National Endowment for the Arts says, "Art Works!" Since we installed THIRST on Lady Bird Lake, this creative rain dance appears to be working in tandem with our collective prayers to end the drought. The flooding has made us more aware than ever of the dramatic climate disruptions and extreme weather patterns that are affecting Central Texas. Despite the rain, we must continue our discussions about water conservation because the drought is not over. Recent rains have scarcely affected the water levels in Lake Travis and Lake Buchanan that provide water for Austin. Read more…
Prayer flags are available to purchase online for $10.83 each; THIRST tote bags are $17.32 each; and THIRST t-shirts are $23.82 each. These prices include tax and shipping. You can buy them directly in the Women & Their Work Gallery Shop, open M-F 10-6pm and Sat. 12-5pm, at 1710 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701. Please contact us at 512-477-1064 or via firstname.lastname@example.org.