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Creek Show 2021 Call for Ideas Now Open

Calling local artists, architects, and designers! We’re now accepting light-based art installation ideas for our 7th Annual Creek Show! Submit your ideas at creekshow.com through March 26, 2021.

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Thank You for an Incredible Drive-By Creek Show!

Thank you to all who drove by Waterloo Park to view the illuminated Moody Amphitheater from November 16-22, 2020. Last week, Waterloo Park’s world-class Moody Amphitheater came to life by illumination in honor of our beloved annual event Creek Show. Since 2014, our organization has commissioned dozens of local artists to create site-specific, light-based art […]

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You’re Invited to Waterloo-In-Place: A Series of Free Online Events

Waterloo Greenway is all about community and if we can’t be together in person, we will find other ways to stay connected. That’s why we’re so excited to announce Waterloo-In-Place (W·I·P), a series of free online experiences that will bring you closer to our community and keep you up to date with everything happening at […]

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Frida Friday ATX: A Gaylentine’s Celebration

This Valentine’s Day, more than 400 people gathered at Symphony Square for Frida Friday ATX’s Gaylentine’s Celebration! Guests danced along to music by DJ Kick It and enjoyed show-stopping performances by local drag queens, Kelly Kline, Robin Rose Quartz, and Grandma Steven. In addition to participating in family-friendly activities, visitors got to sip on complimentary […]

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Creek Show 2019 Dazzles Over 60,000 People!

Thank you for coming out to support our 6th Annual Creek Show. We were delighted to see tens of thousands of people experiencing the magic of Waterloo Greenway and exploring the Red River Cultural District throughout our 11-night event.

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Just Announced: Fall Events at Waterloo Greenway

Waterloo Greenway is your new go-to destination for family-friendly fun in Austin. All are welcome to join us at our free community events this fall. It is with your continued support at these events that we are able to create this marvelous, transformative, and enduring community asset for all of Austin to revel in.

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Creek Show 2019

Creek Show, now in its sixth year, is a free, open-to-the-public display of light-based art installations along Waller Creek in downtown Austin. Come walk along Waller Creek between 9th St. and 12th St. to view the art designed to bring attention to the future revitalization of Waller Creek and its transformation into a series of urban parks. This family-friendly event attracted over 50,000 visitors from all over Austin last year.

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Hurlyburly

Presented in partnership with The Contemporary Austin, Hurlyburly is a massive outdoor piece of painted and hand-knotted rope that stretches across an area directly adjacent to the mouth of Waller Creek. Recalling the languid flow of the creek, the undulating, woven structure invites visitors to interact with each other, with the work, and with the surrounding parkland. New York City-based artist and designer Orly Genger creates organic forms and site-specific installations from painted swaths of woven rope, crocheting, weaving, and knotting heavy twine over the course of many months.

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Forever Bicycles

Presented in partnership with The Contemporary Austin, Forever Bicycles (2014) consists of over 1,200 bicycles transformed into a playful, spectacular monolith of a sculpture. The title, Forever Bicycles, alludes to the Forever brand (Yongjiu) – a company based in Shanghai whose mass-produced bicycles flooded the streets of China during the artist’s childhood yet remained financially out of reach for many – but also suggests a globally utilitarian form of transport now disappearing as car culture becomes predominant. The conceptual premise of this series consists of several to thousands of bicycles assembled into a composition.

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