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Last night, Austin had a beautiful, community-grown New Years Eve celebration. Austin Bike Zoo, ArcAttack!, and others came out with improvements to their already-great shows, and the new star was a working, 34-foot wooden clock tower. Filled with resolutions, it later became a work of fire art. Here’s my favorite slideshow, via zAdventure on Flickr:

Some (possibly dubious) reports of minor injuries aside, this was the best New Year’s art I’ve seen. Thanks to Community Art Makers for a breathtaking project! If you’ve got photos from last night in Austin (or any other great New Year’s art), please link to them in the comments.

Luke Iseman

Luke Iseman makes stuff, some of which works. He invites you to drive a bike for a living (, stop killing your garden (, and live in an off-grid shipping container (

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