The Trail Conservancy is excited to partner with Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and Austin Parks and Recreation Department to bring a second Fortlandia exhibit to the Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail! Star Dome will debut on the east side of the Trail near S. Pleasant Valley Road in October 2021.

Fortlandia is a collection of forts designed by architects, designers, and artists, designed to transport guests to imaginary worlds and spark an appreciation for art and nature. Star Dome, designed by sculptor Chris Levack features celestial and geographic themes as the structure casts star-shaped shadows across the ground throughout the day.

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About Chris Levack
Chris Levack is a sculptor, designer, and builder from Austin, Texas. His focus is designing and building large-scale, outdoor sculpture and architecture into the landscape that both complement and endure the Texas elements. Chris grew up in Austin, graduated  from Austin High in 1986, and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1990. Chris has been the sole proprietor of Levack Outdoors since 2000, where he has been a member of the studio collective known as Splinter Group located in East Austin. 



Visit Fortlandia

Star Dome is free and open for the public to visit from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day. This is a temporary installation, so be sure to visit Star Dome while it’s on the Trail! 

Location: Lady Bird Lake Metropolitan Park on the Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail
2525 S. Lakeshore Boulevard, Austin, TX 78741

Parking: Free street parking is available on S. Lakeshore Boulevard

Share your #Fortlandia photos and tag @thetrailconservancy and @wildflowercenter. Don’t miss the other Fortlandia installations at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center from Oct. 2 to Jan. 30!